Posted on Wed Sep 30th, 2009 10:42am PDT
After his arrest on Saturday in Switzerland for the 32 year-old charge of rape in the US, famed director Roman Polanski has asked to be paroled and confined to the walls of his luxurious Swiss chalet.
In case you weren't old enough to follow the rape case when it happened in the late 70's, here's some background and an extended excerpt from the jury trial transcripts.
The 13 year-old girl who was raped by Polish director Roman Polanski more than three decades years ago, gave the gruesome details of the incident in her 1977 testimony. Samantha Geimer was forced to give a very adult account of that night at Jack Nicholson's home:
Prosecutor: "What did he say to you that indicated to you that he had an interest in photographing you?"
Samantha Geimer: "He showed me a Vogue magazine that he had done and he said, 'Would you like me to take your pictures?'"
"At any time did you pose without a top?"
"At that time were you wearing a bra?"
"So you were bare from the waist up?"
"Was that at his request or did you volunteer to do that?"
"That was at his requestâ€¦
"I think I said I was thirsty. And he went in the kitchen and this refrigeratorâ€¦ and he got out a bottle of champagne. And he said, 'Should I open it?'
And I went, 'I donâ€™t care'..."
"Did you get into the jacuzzi with your panties on?"
"When did you take them off?"
"I had gone outside. I was ready to get in and he said, 'Take off your underwear'.
"So I did and then got in."
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"He took some picturesâ€¦"
"Did you take a quaalude?"
"I took part of it."
"Where did you get this quaalude?"
"He gave it to me."
"At some time did he stop taking photographs of you in the jacuzzui?"
"What did he do after that?"
"He went in the bathroom and he came out and got in."
"When he came out was he wearing anything?"
"And what did Mr. Polanski do?"
"He got in and went to the deepest partâ€¦
"He said, 'Come down here'.
"And I said, 'No, no I got to get out'â€¦ He had his hands on my sides like right around here and he was..."
"Around your waist?"
"Yes. Then he started to move and I got out."...
"What did you do when he said, 'Letâ€™s go in the other room'?
"I was going, 'No, I think Iâ€™d better go home'. Because I was afraid.
"I just went and sat on the couch."
"What were you afraid of?"
"What happened when you sat down on the couch?"
"He reached over and he kissed me. And I was telling him, 'No,' you know, 'keep away'.
"But I was kind of afraid of him because there was no one else there."
"How long did Mr. Polanski have his mouth on your vagina?"
"A few minutes."
"What happened after that?"
"He started to have intercourse with me.
"He asked, he goes, 'Are you on the pill?'â€
"And I went 'No'â€¦ he goes, 'Would you like me to go in through your back?'
"And I went 'No'. I think he said something like right after I said I was not on the pill, right before he said, 'Oh, I wonâ€™t come inside of you then'. Then he lifted my legs up farther and went in through my anus."
"Do you know what a climax is?"
"Do you know whether he had a climax?"
"And how do you know that?"
"Because I could kind of feel it and it was in my underwear. It was in my underwear and on my butt and stuff."
So should Mr. Polanski be forced to face the music now, 32 years later? The dual French-Polish citizen has been defended by the people of his adoptive home country of France -- the public there is outraged that he's being held. But doesn't he deserve to pay???
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