Friday, March 11, 2011

Watch Online Roman Polanski's rape victim upset with justice system

Watch Online Roman Polanski's rape victim upset with justice system
Friday, March 11, 2011, 17:49 [IST]

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Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski in 1977, is very upset with the justice system. Geimer was raped when she was 13 and she is now in her mid-40s. The woman was recently on an interview with Good Morning America. Meanwhile, she said that decades-long legal pursuit has hurt her more than the director ever did.

Talking to the host of Good Morning America, she said, “What I want people to know is that they don't understand what happened. They don't understand how poorly the courts handled it, the misconduct that went on in the original case and how the situation has been used for the benefit of judges or district attorneys. These things have caused way more damage than Polanski has ever done.”

Asked why she does not like to say it was rape, she said "Well it was, because I was 13. But he didn't mean to hurt me, he thought it was all right and I was just scared and it was bad," she said. "But it wasn't as bad as grand jury testimony, it wasn't as bad as having my sons traumatized by paparazzi. You shouldn't be damaged more by the court than by the crime.”

She was saddened the most because her sons were exposed to the same media frenzy that she was as a child. "My sons should never have had to know what it's like to deal with that," the women said. In the back of their mind, they know something bad happened to mom and they don't really want to hear about it. That shouldn't have happened to them. They shouldn't have had to deal with that. So, yeah, I'm angry," Geimer added.

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