This is not the first time Samantha Geimer has asked the court or gone public with her desire to have the charges against Roman Polanski dropped, but it is the first time she has said or done anything since he was arrested in Switzerland last month. In papers filed yesterday in LA, Ms. Geimer says that she wants the charges dropped because all the media attention interferes with her employment and health.
I feel for her because this has gone on a very long time. It doesn't mean I want the charges dropped but this isn't exactly like a case where a woman gets beat by her husband, files charges and then decides to drop them. It is much more complex because this woman has been living with this situation for 32 years. It hasn't gone away. It is always in the news and they have made movies about it and her name is always associated with it. She can't escape it. If I were her I think I would want it gone as well, but I also think if the charges were dismissed it would show that all you have to do in life is be rich and successful and run away and if you wait long enough all is forgiven. Oh, and meanwhile organizations in that country will present you with awards and people will suck up to you even though you are an escaped convict. Roman Polanski didn't embezzle money from a company or run from a 3 year sentence for smoking pot. He raped and sodomized a 13 year old girl after giving her drugs. Just because he is a movie director doesn't somehow make him a better person. Are you telling me that all the people who signed that petition would sign it if Roman was a guy who bagged groceries for a living? Hell no. The signers of that petition think that because the guy directs movies he must be great and that hasn't raped anyone they know of for 32 years. They think.