32 years after Roman Polanski sexually assaulted 13-year-old Samantha Gelmer, she just wants it all to be over and done with. She is pleading with the California justice system to drop the 32-year-old case against Polanski–this time for the sake of her physical and mental health.
All the media attention, first when Polanski petitioned to have the case dropped last year and again since his arrest in Switzerland last month, “has caused her to have health-related issues,” attorney Lawrence Silver stated in documents filed with the state’s Second District Court of Appeal.
“The pursuit has caused her performance at her job to be interfered with and has caused the understandable displeasure of her employer and the real possibility that Samantha could lose her job,” Silver added.
Can you seriously blame the woman? Geimer said, “I can tell you that I have reporters parked outside my home, harassing my family and neighbors, and it is extremely unpleasant.”
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Gallery Info: Roman Polanski appearing on Che Tempo Che Fa last in 2008