The woman at the center of the Polanski case wants it dismissed. The events happened 31 years ago, and Samantha Geimer, 45, (pictured at the premiere of documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired) says:
"My views as a victim, my feelings as a victim, or my desires as a victim were never considered or even inquired into by the district attorney prior to the filing. It is clear to me that because the district attorney's office has been accused of wrongdoing, it has recited the lurid details of the case to distract attention from the wrongful conduct of the district attorney's office as well as the judge who was then assigned to the case." She adds: "I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child," and says she believes Polanski fled the country "because the judicial system did not work." This story notes:
Now a wife and mother of three children, Geimer said that the insistence by prosecutors and the court that Polanski must appear in person to seek dismissal "is a joke, a cruel joke being played on me."