PHOTOS. Here again are is Polanski victim testimony and pictures of the victim Samantha Gailey (now Samantha Geimer). The Polanski victim testimony of 1997 profiled since last week on LALATE describes Gailey telling Polanski she wanted to leave.
March 24, 1977 a Los Angeles Grand Jury heard the 13 year old victim’s testimony only 14 days after her last meeting with Polanski. After an initial February meeting, Polanski would invite Gailey to a February 20th photo shoot – in which he got her topless – and then ca March 10th – in which he got her consuming champagne to levels she could not recall before beginning his alleged act.
There is no trial testimony since there was no trial. And while some have portrayed the interaction between Gailey and Polanski as consensual the last week in the press, LALATE has been showing you the actual words of Gailey since last week in this testimony.
Gailey made it clear – Polanski wanted her clothes off and drinking. She instead wanted to leave.
Samantha Geimer Pictures
Greimer, now 45, told the court in a written statement this January that she has long opposed to the continuation of this matter. But Geimer on March 24, 1977 was before a Los Angeles Grand Jury appearing as Samantha Jane Gailey of Woodland Hills.
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.