Polanski Victim: 'I'm Over It'

Mom of three is sick and tired of sordid case
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2009 5:15 AM CDT
Documentary Subject Samantha Geimer arrives at the premiere of the HBO Documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" in New York, on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – The woman Roman Polanski had sex with when she was 13 never wants to hear about the case again. "I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child," Samantha Geimer, 45, said early this year after filing court papers to have the case thrown out. "I got over it a long time ago."

The 45-year-old mother of three, who works as a bookkeeper in Hawaii, wants to stop reliving details of the sordid encounter every time Polanski is back in the headlines, reports the New York Daily News. "True as they may be, the continued publication of those details causes harm to me, my beloved husband, my three children, and my mother," she said. Polanski plied Geimer with champagne and a Quaalude before having sex with her during a photo shoot at Jack Nicholson's house 31 years ago.