Polanski's victim asks judge to end case against director

The 54-year-old told reporters before heading into the courthouse that she is terrified about speaking in court and wants the case to be over. "It was a much different story", she said. Now, she may make the request for the first time in court.

"The people implore this court to deny defendant's motions and to summarily deny any future request to re-litigate these issues absent a showing of new facts or a change in circumstance", Hanisee wrote.

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said Geimer planned to ask the judge on Friday to bring the case to a conclusion. Over the years, she has repeatedly expressed her wish that the case come to an end, and has said that the media circus was worse than the rape.

Polanski, 83, has been in self-imposed exile for almost four decades after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with Ms Geimer at actor Jack Nicholson's Hollywood hills home in 1977.

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful intercourse with a minor in 1977 and was sent to the state prison in Chino for a 90-day psychiatric study that he believed was his sentence.

"If I was standing here saying to throw the book at him, my opinion would matter", Geimer said. "The judge is just playing games with him".

Geimer also ripped a previous DA who accused her of being out to get money from Polanski, and questioned her integrity.

The warrant prevented him from collecting his Academy Award for best director for his 2002 film "The Pianist".

The teen girl who was raped by Roman Polanski in the late 1970s is now a grandmother - and she's asking the court to drop his case so she can be free of it. A lawyer for director Roman Polanski says Geimer, Polanski’s sexual assault victim, will appeal to a judge to end the 40-year-old case against him.

Braun's aim at Friday's hearing is to unseal testimony about the 1977 plea deal and use it as evidence to get European authorities to rescind the global arrest warrant against Polanski.

He admitted statutory rape and served 42 days in prison after accepting a plea bargain, but fled the USA over fears that the judge hearing his case would overrule. Nicholson was not home at the time.

Mrs Geimer sued Polanski and reached a settlement in 1993 for $500,000 (£400,000) that included over $100,000 in interest payments.

While most sex abuse victims are criticizing the government for stronger sentencing in an effort to curb the number of incidents and to feel vindicated in their specific cases, Geimer is taking the opposite approach.

The woman raped by Roman Polanski as a child appealed in court yesterday to end the case that has overshadowed both of their lives. The cover features a photo shot by Polanski.

Samantha Geimer arrives at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on June 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Braun said he had spoken with Polanski on Thursday to inform him of the new twist in the case.

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