The felony case against Roman Polanski has been sealed. But Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon has agreed to unseal it. This could put an end to the decades-long legal story surrounding the director’s rape of a young person 45 years ago.
Gascon claimed the decision was made in response to a letter from Samantha Geimer, the plaintiff in the 1977 case. Samantha has been fighting to have the case dropped for years.
Roman Polanski’s 45-Year-Old Sex Assault Case
Polanski admitted to sexually assaulting Geimer in August 1977. It was when she was 13 years old. But the director left the country for France before a sentencing hearing. Since then, he has been hiding out in another country. On June 20, Geimer wrote to the district attorney’s office and requested that they make the transcript public and take a recent look. It launches an investigation into any judicial misconduct.
This case has been one of the longest-running sagas in California criminal justice history as per Gascon. This office has battled the release of information that the patients and public have a right to know for years.
According to Gascon, Polanski is known for films like The Pianist and Chinatown. It is still at large. Also, he will surrender himself to the Los Angeles County Superior Court so that he can be sentenced. Geimer has previously indicated that she feels information on her 1977 case is being withheld. It is because both the district attorney and the court want to cowl up their very own misbehavior.
The director, who is of Polish and French descent, said that Decide Rittenband broke the agreement. The director also argued that Polanski should serve 50 years in prison. Roman Polanski, a French-Polish director whose films have won eight Oscars since 1978. Roman has been on the run from the US.
In 1977, he was detained and accused of drugging and raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. He undergoes 42 days of psychiatric evaluation in jail while awaiting punishment. He entered a plea of guilty to the lesser charge of illicit contact with a child.
Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. But his Jewish parents and family fled back to Poland in 1936. After three years, the family was stranded in Krakow when the Nazis invaded Poland. The foster care system raised Polanski after his parents were abducted during raids. Additionally, he used a unique identification to avoid Nazi capture.
Movies Of Roman Polanski
After directing Knife in the Water, his first full-length film, in 1965, he went on to direct three further films in the UK. In 1968, he relocated to the US. There he established himself as the director of the psychological horror film Rosemary’s Child. He was detained by Swiss police in 2009 while attending the Zurich Film Festival.
Celebrities in Hollywood criticized his detention, and Harvey Weinstein. He has been accused of sexual assault by 80 women, initiated a petition to free Polanski. Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tilda Swinton were among the celebrities that signed the petition.
Renate Langer said, “that Polanski sexually assaulted her in 1972 during her 16 years. In 2017, two other girls came forward to make similar claims. And Marianne Barnard alleged that in 1975, when she was 10 years old. He abused her and took naked pictures of her.”
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