Samantha Geimer: Roman Polanski Victim Testimony
As Hollywood luminaries continue to lobby for Roman Polanski's release, victim testimony from Roman Polanski's original trial is making the rounds on the Internet. Samantha Geimer, then Samantha Jane Gailey, describes her encounter with Roman Polanski at the house shared by Jack Nicholson and Angelica Houston, who were not present at the time.
The Smoking Gun has the Roman Polanski victim testimony in all its scanned-document glory, but here's an excerpt from Samantha Geimer's testimony.
The victim testified that after she left the whirlpool bath, Polanski told her to go into a nearby bedroom and lie down.
A: I was going, 'No, I think I better go home,' because I was afraid. So I just went and I sat down on the couch.
Q: What were you afraid of?
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Also, see Jack Dunphy's op-ed on NPR.