PHOTOS. Here again are pictures of Roman Polanski’s 1977 victim Samantha Geimer. In 1977 Geimer was victim Samantha Gailey, her Grand Jury testimony profiled since last week on LALATE.
Roman Polanski’s victim identified to the Grand Jury and put into evidence by the D.A. dozens of photos taken during a February 20 and March 10 photo shoots.
There is no trial testimony since there was no trial. But following the March 10 photo shoot, Gailey was on March 24, 1977 before a Los Angeles Grand Jury appearing as Samantha Jane Gailey of Woodland Hills.
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
Here is more testimony from that Grand Jury Hearing.
Gailey detailed the February photo shoot involving Polanski choosing her clothes and telling her to remove them for photos. Gailey then says of the March photo shoot she was given champagne to drink to the point that she explains “So I have no idea how much I drank …
“We did photos with me drinking champagne.
Gailey says she was invited into the jacuzzi but Polanski again told her what to wear.
“I was going to wear my underwear, but he said for me to take them off”.
Later inside, she details this alleged exchange.
“He sat down beside me [on the couch] and asked me if I was okay. …. I said “No”. … He goes “Well you’ll be better.” And I go “No, I won’t. I have to go home”…. He reached over and he kissed me. And I was telling him, “No,” you know, “keep away”.”
In January 2009, Greimer, now 45, told the court in a written statement 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.