Child rapist and all around scumbag, Roman Polanski, just might get his wish to end the case of child rape against him.
Apparenty, his lawyer has claimed that the victim of his sex crime, now very much an adult of consenting age, will directly appeal to a judge to end the case that has kept him out of the country. Attorney Harland Braun said the victim, Samantha Geimer, will appeal on behalf of Polanski, claiming that the director has suffered enough for the 40-year-old crime.
And yet, somehow, I very much doubt it. Braun continued:
‘She’s tired of this case. The judge is just playing games with him.’
The Oscar-winner has lived the life of a fugitive since he escaped justice and fled to France in 1978 after pleading guilty to statutory rape on a minor. Polanski was concerned that the judge was going to revoke the plea agreement that had been set up and send him to jail, more than the six weeks that he had already served while awaiting for his trial. Apparently it was a good deal for Polanski, and one he thought was fast slipping away.
The back story is as followed:
Polanski attacked Geimer, whose surname at the time was Gailey, back in 1977 when she was just 13 years old.
The rape occurred at Jack Nicholson’s Mulholland Drive home during a photo shoot. Polanski had picked the ten-13-year-old schoolgirl up, plied her with champagne and drugs after photographing her and forced himself on her.
He makes no denial of it, accepting it was ‘morally and legally wrong’, according to his lawyer.
Geimer has now been on Polanski’s side for quite some time now, and has now bid to end the case. She claims that she has long since forgiven the scumbag, but her appearance in court on his behalf is a first.
Daily Mail has the story:
His lawyers have been fighting for years to end the case and lift an international arrest warrant that confined him to his native France, Switzerland and Poland, where he fled the Holocaust.
The warrant prevented Polanski from collecting his Academy Award for best director for his 2002 film ‘The Pianist.’ He was also nominated for 1974’s ‘Chinatown’ and 1979’s ‘Tess.’
Polanski, 83, is trying to get the Interpol warrant lifted so he can move freely among nearly 190 countries in the global policing network. If that happened, the California warrant would still be valid. Polanski contends he is the victim of judicial misconduct because the now-deceased judge who handled the case suggested in private remarks that he would not honor a plea bargain agreement.
It called for no more time behind bars for the director after he spent 42 days in a prison undergoing a diagnostic screening.
The hearing Friday is an endeavor by Braun to get the court to open up the testimony by the now-deceased prosecutor in the case, and show he may have discussed some back room deal .
Braun wants to turn the transcript around and show to the court that Polanski has served his time so the international warrant and is of no use. Braun also contends that Polanski served an additional 10 months under house arrest during a unsuccessful extradition effort from Switzerland in 2010…Oh no, Switzerland…sounds harsh. NOT.
Polanski currently lives in Paris with his family, but and has been unable to travel out due to his still outstanding arrest warrant. Good. Let him rot, and keep him out of where he wants to be.
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