Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival, Roman Polanski made a rare comment on the rape conviction that caused him to flee the United States. Polanski was arrested and charged with raping Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at the time, in 1977. In a plea bargain, the director pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, but fled to Paris when he heard the judge was considering giving him 50 years in prison.
“As you know, Samantha Geimer has been asking for over 30 years for this thing to end. But, I’m sorry the judges who dealt with it the last 40 years were corrupted, one covering for the other … maybe one of them will (eventually) stop doing it,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “As far as what I did: It’s over. I pleaded guilty. I went to jail. I came back to the United States to do it, people forget about that, or don’t even know. I then was locked up here (in Zurich) after this festival. So in the sum, I did about 4 or 5 times than what was promised to me,” Polanksi said.
You’ll note that the only time the words ‘I’m sorry’ escape the monster’s lips are when he’s talking about the idea that the judges handling the trial are “corrupt” or something. As to what he did to Samantha Geimer in 1977? (Not to mention other little girls, one of which recently came forward to accuse him.) There’s no apology there. Just a statement that he feels his lawyers pencil whipped that problem into the trash when it originally happened and… it’s over.
Over? Oh no, Roman. Allow me to assure you that this isn’t over. It’s not over by a damn site. Not if we have anything to say about it.
The child molester wants to hang his perverted hat on the fact that Samantha Geimer is a good Christian soul who has heeded the words of the Lord and forgiven the monster who attacked her. Good for her. That’s more than even some of the most godly in our society could muster. But that’s also not how the legal system works.