Polanski Victim: Drop the Case, He's No Threat

She doesn't want prosecutors to keep going after him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 2:35 PM CDT
A 2009 file photo of Roman Polanski.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
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(Newser) – One person of note disagrees with US prosecutors' decision to keep going after Roman Polanski—his victim. "Enough is enough," Samantha Geimer tells the Los Angeles Times. "This matter should have been resolved 33 years ago." Geimer, who had sex with Polanski as a 13-year-old in 1977, says Polanski isn't a threat to anyone. "At 76 years old? I don't think so."

Geimer has reached a civil-suit settlement with Polanski and thinks the Swiss decision not to extradite him should end things once and for all. "People say I have ulterior motives," she says, referring to the settlement. "That doesn't make it true. I've felt this way from the beginning."

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