Sorry Roman Polanski, Your Rape Case Won’t End Yet

Roman Polanski won’t return to America anytime soon. That’s because a Los Angeles judge denied Polanski’s bid to end his current sex abuse case. The judge also didn’t guarantee what exactly would happen if he returned. If Polanski decided to come to the U.S., he’d risk getting sentenced in the forty year long case.

I’m not 100% familiar with this case, but WTOP reports:

Polanski was charged with six felonies in 1977 after he was accused of plying a 13-year-old girl with champagne and part of a sedative pill, then raping her at actor Jack Nicholson’s house.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. The night before sentencing, Polanski bounced out of Los Angeles. This was 1978. This case has been going on ever since then. SMH.

Since then, he’s shuffled around France, Switzerland and Poland. He still gets to direct also. Hooray? No, not hooray. He has a film in post-production called Based on a True Story. It’s a French film with no apparent main lead actresses under the age of 18. So there’s that.

He also made The Pianist? Damn, that was a good movie. Am I allowed to like that still?

Now that Polanski’s fate isn’t known until her returns, he will probably…not return.

Reading up on this case is something else. Too much to get into.

Most importantly, there’s the victim Samantha Geimer’s opinion. She said she’s forgiven Polanski:

“I’m all for the truth getting out. He’s apologized, I forgive him. I know that he’s sorry and he didn’t mean to hurt me. He’s admitted what he did. He went to jail.”

Polanski did sit in jail for 42 days, then copped to a plea bargain. However, he learned that the judge, Laurence J. Rittenband, intended to renege on the plea bargain and sentence Polanski to 50 years in jail. That’s when Polanski bounced.

Geimer eventually wrote a memoir, The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanskiin 2013.  Geimer’s purpose in writing the book was “to  share a tale that will reclaim my identity.”

What’s even creepier is the book’s cover. It used a photo of Geimer taken by Polanski three weeks before he drugged and raped her.

That’s depressing and creepy to look at the cover and see a 13-year-old girl, in a photo taken by her eventual rapist, and know that weeks later, she gets raped.

Other tidbits from the case include Anjelica Huston coming home to find them. She didn’t see them together, so thought nothing of it. In HER memoir, she says she came home and saw Polanski’s camera and jacket in the kitchen.

“A short while later, Roman and a girl came around the corner, he introduced me to her and said they had been taking pictures.

“She was wearing platform heels and appeared to be quite tall. Roman collected his jacket and cameras, and they left together. I thought no more of it…”


For more about what happened that night between Polanski and Geimer, you can read excerpts of her memoir here. Straight up sexual predator playbook.

It’s hard to find what Jack Nicholson said about this. It happened at his home while he was away. He also had worked with Polanski on Chinatown. Maybe he’s kept those thoughts to himself all these years.

The judge’s ruling guarantees Polanski likely won’t step foot onto American soil ever again.

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robert franklin stroud
robert franklin stroud
7 years ago

Hollywood is full of pedophiles and their enablers.

That’s why Meryl Streep gave this pedo a standing ovation at the Academy Awards and her reputation among that crowd grew because of it. If Hollywood is in favor of it, America should be against it.