Posted on Fri Oct 8, 2010 04:47 PM PDT
Samantha Geimer, the victim in the rape case against Roman Polanski, is speaking out for the first time since Polanski was captured by the Swiss authorities and almost extradited back to Los Angeles earlier this year to face the sentence he fled from thirty years ago.
Geimer said she was "relieved" Polanski was not forced to return to LA, to face charges stemming from a 1977 incident in which the director raped the then 13-year-old at the home of actor Jack Nicholson.
After having to replay the painful events of her childhood all over again, she said she felt his "coming back would be a thousand times worse" and that she's been "so much more damaged by the court system and the media" than Polanski, therefore it's easy to forgive the director.
We should all be so forgiving!
I guess she's just happy to move on!
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