Roman Polanski has an unlikely supporter in his quest to return to the U.S. – the woman he allegedly raped when she was a teen!
“I hope Roman Polanski will be allowed to return to America, and that the rest of his life will be happy,” Samantha Geimer, now 52, has said.
As RadarOnline.com reported, the famed director, now 83, will move next week to have his child rape case cleared up. His lawyer, Harland Braun, is asking a L.A. County Superior Court judge to review a sealed transcript from the Polanski case prosecutor that he says supports a claim that Polanski reached a plea deal in his case, and should be a free man now.
Geimer’s nightmare began almost exactly 40 years ago – Feb. 20 1977 – when the Chinatown director auditioned her for a movie role.
“He asked me to take my top off,” she claimed. “I didn’t feel it was right. He kept saying: ‘Look sexy. Bite your lip.’”
A month later, the two found themselves in Jack Nicholson’s home for a “photo shoot” where Polanski gave her “four or five glasses of champagne," she alleged.
“Then Polanski told me to get in the Jacuzzi,” she claimed. “I didn’t have a bathing suit, so I got in wearing my underwear.”
Polanski then got in the hot tub completely naked, and called for Geimer to join him, she's claimed. The booze, mixed with some Quaaludes he had also given her, allegedly lowered her defenses.
“Then he took me by the shoulders, walked me into a bedroom, and started to have intercourse with me,” she claimed. “I told him, ‘No! No!’ I was so frightened, but I thought if I fought him, God knows what would happen.”
“I did not lure Roman Polanski into sex,” she insisted. “He raped me. In a single afternoon, I lost all my innocence, all my ability to trust people.”
After she told her mother what had happened, Polanski was charged with six sex offenses. But during the trial, Geimer accused his lawyers of twisting the facts.
“Polanski’s lawyers have made me out over and over again to be this little Lolita who seduced this grown man. It has been like being raped all over again,” Geimer said.
In a plea bargain, Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. While awaiting sentencing, he fled to Paris, where he immediately had a sexy fling with a 16-year-old.
Now Polanski is ready to try again to come back home. And Geimer believes it’s time.
“He wrecked my life," she said. “(But) I’ve forgiven him and it’s over. I can’t go back and change things. I can’t dwell. Now I want America to forgive him.”
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