Samantha Geimer is the woman who was forced into sex (rape) and sodomized by Roman Polanski when she was thirteen years-old; a crime that is being called a “sex case.”
In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Samantha claims that, because she has forgiven Polanski, that everyone else should too. The Times is also reporting that Samantha proposes that Polanski is no longer a threat because he is seventy six years-old.
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It has been reported that Geimer settled a civil suit with Polanski years ago and feels that her attacker should not have to serve any prison time.
“People say I have ulterior motives…”… “That doesn’t make it true. I’ve felt this way from the beginning.”
Look at the photo of Geimer above. She is standing at the Premiere of “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” an HBO documentary about the filmmaker. Does anyone else find it strange that a previous victim of a child sex crime would attend a gala premier of a film about the life of her perpetrator?
Roman Polanski has been convicted of a serious child sex charge, he must pay for his crime. Samantha Geimer might have very private reasons for not wanting justice served, but she should do her research about how many seventy and eighty year-old men have molested teenagers and children. The mind causes degeneracy, not the chronology of the body, and as people get older, they often become more depraved.
When thirteen year-old Samantha was raped (oh sorry, I mean unlawful “sex” with a minor) and sodomized by Roman Polanski, I was a resident of the State of California, and as a resident, I was a plaintiff in the case and I want Roman Polanski to serve his sentence. I am very happy that Samantha has forgiven Polanski, but I want justice served –even if his victim does not.
I would say this to Samantha: If prosecutors allow Polanski to go fee, it is saying to all perpetrators of children, “Go ahead, molest and rape kids, you’ll get a free pass.” And it would say to all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, “You are worthless.”
Samantha has no idea how many other victims there might be out there. Rapists don’t just rape once and end it; especially if they get away with it and have the support of their victim.
The NY Daily News has quoted Samantha as saying, “I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child…” She added, “I got over it a long time ago.”
Well Ms. Geimer, maybe you got over it but how do you know whether or not there are other women out there that Polanski might also have “had sex” with? How do we know there aren’t victims out there suffering from the multitude of physical, psychological and emotional problems that stem from being raped and sodomized by a degenerate little film-making worm? Maybe the incident with Geimer was the only one that Polanski was ever caught at.
This is why we, as a society, prosecute and imprison those who commit child rape, incest and molestation. It has nothing to do with how one victim might get over it or their ability to forgive their perpetrator. We imprison child rapists and those who “have sex” with children to send a message to other child rapists. We do it so the ones convicted of the crime don’t go out and repeatedly perpetrate sex crimes on children. We also do it out of cause and effect –rape or have sex with a teenager and you must suffer the consequences. It also has a lot to do with how many OTHER victims are out there crying for justice because they were not heard, rescued, or allowed to speak about what happened to them. Most victims of child sexual abuse and rape remain silent.
We prosecute and imprison those who rape children because we want to stop other children from becoming victims too. So, in my opinion, Samantha Geimer is behaving selfishly. She is not looking at the bigger picture.