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It isn’t really news that Roman Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, is lobbying for the case to be dismissed, since she’s said from the very beginning that she just wanted it to be over as quickly as possible (insert tasteless joke here). Which has worked out really well, don’t you think? The latest news is that her lawyer sent a letter to the California appeals court urging them to dismiss the case.
The filing with the Second District Court of Appeal on Friday said Geimer and Attorney Lawrence Silver have received nearly 500 media calls seeking comment since Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on Sept. 26.
Geimer, who lives in Hawaii, is being stalked by journalists from numerous international news outlets and has received interview requests from Larry King and Oprah Winfrey, the filing said.
“The pursuit has caused her to have health-related issues,” it said. “The pursuit has caused her performance at her job to be interfered with and has caused the understandable displeasure of her employer and the real possibility that Samantha could lose her job.”
The filing seeks dismissal of the case against Polanski and ends with a request: “Leave her alone.” [Yahoo]
I understand her wanting to be left alone, but losing her job? Your boss would have to be a pretty huge d-ck to use this against you. “Hey, Samantha, are you gonna finish these proposal requests like I asked you a week ago, or are you too busy getting raped? Jesus, Samantha, did you misfile all these reports? What are you, on quaaludes?”