PHOTOS! Here again is the 1977 Grand Jury testimony by victim Samantha Gailey (photos below) in the Roman Polanski case which did not go to trial. The Roman Polanski Grand Jury Testimony by Gailey (now Geimer) was March 24, 1977. There is no trial testimony because the case would not go to trial.
Gailey (appearing as Samantha Jane Gailey of Woodland Hills) told the Grand Jury that on February 13, 1977 she met Polanski at his home at which he indicated he had an interest in photographing her. Gailey said she was 13 and lived with her sister in Woodland Hills. She identified Polanski by photo to the court.
On February 20, she met him again at his residence to take pictures. Gailey said two rolls of film were taken by Polanski.
Samantha Geimer Pictures
Gailey told the Court that Polanski on the February 20 meeting told her to pose without clothing from the waist up. In fact Polanski chose the clothes.
“He came in, picked out some clothes and we just went up in the hill … I was wearing a pair of blue jeans and he took a white shirt and a patchwork blouse.”
She said Polanski did not indicate the “type of photographs” he wished to take of her.
“He said, “Here take off your top now”…. I took off my shirt. I was standing close to the tree, the same tree.”
Gailey said she did not tell her mother about the nature of the photographs after that February 20th meeting. Gailey said then that Polanski asked for her another photography session.
The next encounter would be March 10, 1977 at the Mulholland home of Jack Nicholson. Jack Nicholson was not home at the time but his girlfriend at the time Anjelica Huston was in the house. Gailey said she was given champagne to drink
“So I have no idea how much I drank …
“We did photos with me drinking champagne.
“Toward the end it got a little scary, and I realized he had other intentions and I knew I was not where I should be. I just didn’t quite know how to get myself out of there.”
Huston would give a statement to investigators.
In January 2009, Polanski sought to have the charges dropped. Polanski was never sentenced. The case never went to trial. Polanski reportedly left the U.S. before the sentencing hearing. The judge in his case, now deceased, had indicated 42 days in jail to 90 days in jail as possible ruling.
Greimer, now 45, told the court in a written statement this January that she has long opposed to the continuation of this matter
“If Polanski cannot stand before the court to make this request, I, as the victim, can and I, as the victim do. I have urged that this matter come to a formal legal end. I have urged that the district attorney and the court dismiss these charges.”
“… I am no longer a 13-year-old child. I have dealt with the difficulties of being a victim, have surmounted and surpassed them with one exception.
“Every time this case is brought to the attention of the Court, great focus is made of me, my family, my mother and others. That attention is not pleasant to experience and is not worth maintaining over some irrelevant legal nicety, the continuation of the case.”
Geimer long ago came public with her identity. Geimer is today 45 and married with three children.
Roman Polanski, Samantha Gailey, Samantha Geimer