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Prosecutors Want Polanski Trial To Continue!

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And at this point, they don't even care what the victim has to say!

Prosecutors in the Roman Polankski statutory rape case are pushing to deny the victim's request to have the charges dropped.

The now 32-year-old Samantha Geimer tried to rid herself of the incident and drop charges because the media frenzy around the case has affected her job and health.

But her pleas will not be heard!

According to court papers, prosecutors have urged a California appeals court to dismiss Geimer's attempt to throw out the case because she has "no right or authority to dictate the outcome of a criminal case".

Polanksi should face charges, but hasn't Miss Geimer been through enough?!

Poor thing.

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46 comments to “Prosecutors Want Polanski Trial To Continue!”



  1. 1

    she was 13 in '77 - that'd make her 45 or 46, not 32!



  2. 2

    I don't feel the case should be dropped! Roman fled from the law and needs to be punished just like any of us would be. I am sorry that this case is an inconvenience for the victim but oh well Roman is not above the law.



  3. 3

    This isn't about Ms. Geimer- this is about any person who feels that they can commit a crime and get away with it. It does not matter about the years that have passed- a crime is a crime. You don't want to set a precedence that a rapist can get off because he is older now, or that he has a family, or that he is rich or famous. That is what Polanski is banking on. No offense to Ms. Geimer, but this is bigger than just her wishes. If you hnted down a Nazi war criminal 50 years later, and one victim said, "Ah, just don't want to deal with this…." would you let him go?



  4. 4

    i don't really understand this situation at all b/c this was before my time.
    can someone please explain to me exactly what happened with roman polanski?



  5. 5

    If they drop the case then it will make any rich person with a passport feel safe in fleeing justice. Just wait until the victim doesn't want to deal with it anymore.

    I feel bad for her, but…this has to happen.



  6. 6

    …she has "no right or authority to dictate the outcome of a criminal case".
    .
    That's all there is to it!
    Enough said!



  7. 7

    If she were 32, then Polanski would have a case, she wouldn't have been born.

  8. Coqi says – reply to this


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    She has been put through "enough" because these damn court systems are failing her. Put the fucker on trial and either convict or exonerate him. Get it over with already so this woman, and the rest of the world, can have resolution and closure. This wishy-washy politicking is becoming absurd.



  9. 9

    The case isn't Geimer -v- Polanski — it's the State of California -v- Polanski — so no, she doesn't have a say.



  10. 10

    Drop the damn case. If the prosecutors don't have anything better to do than spend California tax money on this, then maybe California has too many prosecutors.



  11. 11

    perez you are not so inteligent!!!!
    leave him alone!!!
    FREE POLANSKI



  12. 12

    Re: flora_tink – Long story short, Polanski was taking fashion photos of a 13 year old girl on at least two occasions, eventually talked her into taking her top off in some outdoor snapshots, later took her to another person's house, gave her Quaaludes & champagne, got her fully naked and kept on with his sexual advances even after she said no. Polanski was eventually arrested and charged with several crimes, but instead of being sentenced to the lesser charge he was allegedly prepared to plead guilty to, the judge in the case screwed up things with his grandstanding and self absorption. Polanski was tipped off that the judge was going to renege on the deal and left the US, never having returned since. He IS a sex offender and I'll be beyond shocked if he hasn't done the same thing before AND since with many other girls. If this crime had been committed by a gardener, plumber, homeless person, any non-celebrity, it wouldn't be defended quite so vehemently. He's an arrogant fugitive and no amount of explanation can excuse his thumbing his nose at the law. He could afford the best lawyers and should have stayed and fought in court, as he'd have a real defense with the judge's misconduct being exposed and Roman might have even ended up receiving probation! The moral of this story: don't be an apologist for sex crimes! Whether the offender is a star or not, no grown man has a right to force himself on a child.



  13. 13

    He was convicted and went on the lam!!!



  14. 14

    THANK YOU!

    Wow, such intelligent answers, someone asked for explanation why prosecution needs to happen

    In America, 'precedence' is set by ruling in pass trails, and violence against women is one category of law that victims feel least amounts of justice, but that no many victims of violence prosecute their accusers because of fear, fear of lack of justice, or–like Ms. Gelmer–public humiliation. Which is why for the protection of victims, sexual based offenses are federal offense-crimes against the very state.

    So I am happy the state prosecutor takes these steps to demonstrate that NO ONE is above the law–especially when a stupid woman is caught in her own selfishness, lack of courage, and ability to understand that she would be setting precedence for other victims to have hope of justice.



  15. 15

    YOU COULD BE A CIVIL/WOMEN'S RIGHT'S HERO SAMANTHA–GET IT TOGETHER AND REALLY PUT THIS IN THE PAST BY 'MANING UP' AND DEMANDING YOUR JUSTICE!



  16. 16

    Roman the Rapist needs to do his time and move on. He's looking for a free lunch and there shouldn't be one for Rapists.



  17. 17

    throw the sink at this pedo. just because he has money he gets to rape kids and pay them off to shut up? fuck him



  18. 18

    While I feel bad for the victim, Polanski deserves to be in jail. He is a criminal. Period!



  19. 19

    hasn't this been going on long enough? omg how can he get away with raping a little girl and running away? anyone else who did that would be rotting in jail by now.



  20. 20

    Drop the rape charge … it is her wish, not the prosecutor's to make. However he should be punished for fleeing the law.



  21. 21

    That bitch has been paid off by Polanski and is now not willing to stand up for the rights of women, or actually I should say, the rights of raped girls…



  22. 22

    Re: flora_tink – Roman Polanski drugged a thirteen year old girl (who hardly even had tits) and then raped her…



  23. 23

    Charges should not be dropped for a sexual predator no matter what the victim says! It's kinda sad how the victim just wants to drop it all. what if he molest another child! That's what the she should be thinking about rather then just herself.



  24. 24

    The now-grown child rape victim was payed off by Polanski while he was campaigning to win an Oscar for "The Piano". So, she's on the take. But in criminal matters, it is the state that prosecutes the criminal. The "lady" has no say in this.



  25. 25

    THE ONLY REASON THIS IS AN ISSUE IS BECAUSE POLITICIANS AND PROSECUTORS WANT TO GET FAMOUS. THAT GIRL WAS NO VIRGIN AND NO STRANGER TO ANAL SEX ANYWAY. WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE AND FOCUS ON BIN LADEN



  26. 26

    Re: h8terboi – I Think We Should Send YOU Over Seas To Find Bin Laden. Then Maybe Theyd Do Us All A Favor And Shoot Your Ass To Rid The World Of One Less Worthless Human Being!



  27. 27

    Ms Greimer accepted millions from Mr. Polanski several years ago, and believed to be able to influence the outcome of the case. Well, she can't. The criminal charges are "the State versus Polanski" Perez you are surely NOT advocating that rich people should be able to pay their way out of criminal responsibility.



  28. 28

    Re: h8terboi – And you know this HOW?

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


    29

    In spite of decades of legal wiggling, the trial will happen and then this thing will be put to rest.



  30. 30

    Re: Curious Yellow – spot on! i think the victim has a right to speak up. she's the victim not the people who love to see blood. it's not the first time she dropped charges against polanski. she has deliberately request to drop the charges. she's in her 40's now and has build a up a life with a husband and two children. that implies that this case creates more victims: her family!!! being a victim of rape myself i would ask the same to live on in peace without the attention and the sensation love of bloodsuckers media and lose everything!!!



  31. 31

    Re: nixskits – Well said! I would also add that a victim asking that the charges be dropped is really beside the point. Roman Polanski is not above the law, no matter how tragic his life, or how very talented he is. A defendant in a trial is not in position to object to a judges' sentence, if it's too harsh, your lawyers appeal, you don't flee the country and continue to make movies. That's a big FU to society. Doesn't Roman want to be part of a society that has rules?



  32. 32

    She's 45 you retard.. If she was 32, he would've sexually assaulted her in the womb.



  33. 33

    Lock this pedophile up and all the Hollyweird nutjobs that support this degenerate filthy pedophile. Take his kids away from! Who knows what he will do to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  34. 34

    THIS IS NO A MATTER OF THE HEART, IT IS THE LAW. WHEN I START TO FEEL BADLY I THINK WHAT IF MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER GOT FUCKED IN THE ASS BY THIS GUY.



  35. 35

    Re: Natanya – Well said. He raped a child, and ounishment needs to be served.

  36. jham says – reply to this


    36

    Re: nixskits – Very, very well said.

  37. jham says – reply to this


    37

    Re: h8terboi – wow - you kind of scare me, actually quite a bit.



  38. 38

    put this asshole in a fedex box and ship him to california so we can PUT HIS PEDOPHILE ASS IN JAIL NOW. and no special celebrity treatment in jail. he belongs in GENPOP where all his fellow inmates KNOW he drugged and anally raped a child. he needs to understand what rape is like for himself.



  39. 39

    It's in his astrology chart. You can't argue with astrology.



  40. 40

    Re: nixskits – The law is very clear on this subject, now. Back then, it wasn't as clear and while it seems logical that Polanski should have remained to hear his sentence, he did not. I am of the minority here, I feel Polanski should be convicted for leaving the USA while the trial was still going on - that law is clear on that and has never, ever changed for anyone. That is a seperate crime and should be handled as such. The alleged rape victim (and victims' parents) should be allowed to speak if that is what they were trying him against - the rape of a minor. But even on the very slim chance that rape charge gets thrown out- or even pleaded down to a lesser charge; Polanski is very, very guilty of leaving a live trial and fleeing the country. Polanski is NOT the only 'famous' director who has been charged of minor rape and if Los Angeles had any sense, they would have charged him with the TWO crimes decades ago 'in abstencia' instead of all this drawn out runaround. He would have served his sentences and been done with it by now!



  41. 41

    Re: Mandidandi – What I should have typed was "HE wouldn't be defended quite so vehemently". I'm really disgusted by how so many stars and private citizens around the world have stuck up for this cheap criminal Roman Polanski over the last 30+ years. You don't have to be the parent of a young girl, just an adult in your right mind, to be outraged by his behaviour. The list of famous folks who not only work with this guy, but act like he's the VICTIM here, are really siding with a lowlife who they never would have if he wasn't some kind of famous artist. Sex crimes are some of the hardest things to get a conviction for in court because the survivor of the incident is often treated like the criminal. And THAT has to stop! One simple question for the long list of Roman's celebrity supporters: Would YOU let a grown man give YOUR 13 year old child drugs and then force them to have ANY kind of sex? No, I didn't think so!



  42. 42

    It would be understandable for the Pope to intervene in the Polanski affair. He has sympathized with many others that disregarded the age of consent. The Pope could offer him sanctuary and a job in the Vatican. Polanski in gratitude would convert to Catholicism and donate his assets toward the maintenance of Saint Peters Square.



  43. 43

    The law is the law! I'm sick of celebrities getting unfair treatment. It brings to mind the trial for the german guard that was recently sentenced. Should we have excused his crimes due to his age? What about the crimes in Mississippi? NOONE is above the law Regardless!

  44. @v@ says – reply to this


    44

    Yes, Miss Geimer has been through enough, but is still going through more thanks to Polanski's decades long yellow behavior. It should be long done. I believe she'll get some quiet gratifying closure when lady justice is served.



  45. 45

    Rent the movie, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired to get more info about this case. If this gal was "raped" anally, how could she possibly not had damage enough to have caused her to be in an ER? Just sayin'. Not that what he did was right but it's not that simple. In many stories there's his side, her side and the truth. He was wrong to have been sexual with a 13 year old even if she consented, that's a given but watch the movie and think again. Though most of the people here seem pretty set in their opinions.



  46. 46

    Re: nixskits – good lord.
    what an evil, evil man.
    i hope he pays.