Roman Polanski, Intriguing and world famous for his
movie making skills, got a real touch of his own movie plots when he was busted in Switzerland this weekend for an outstanding arrest warrant issued in US.
The warrant was issued back in the day in 1978 when Roman Polanski was riding the crest of high wave of his movie directing career. Perhaps that gave him the fool’s mirage of doing anything he wants and getting away with it.
Samantha Geimer was then 13 year old. According to the warrant Roman Polanski was responsible for giving her drugs and then indulging in under age cavernous relations with her. During the trial Roman fled US for countries which do not have an extradition treaty with US. France for one.
I am surprised the case was allowed to linger for so long for such a famous personality like Roman Polanski. He should have been hunted down and brought back home to justice to give a perception that law is not only paramount but seen to be paramount.
Eventually Roman Polanski was arrested when he landed in Zurich to receive an award for lifetime achievement in Film Making.
What does Samantha Geimer have to say about the case –
On Sept 26, Polanski was arrested at the Zurich airport on his way to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Swiss Justice Ministry has reportedly confirmed Polanski will be forced to return to the U.S. Polanskiâ€™s victim, Samantha Geimer sued the Oscar-winning director in civil court and received an undisclosed settlement amount. She has asked for the criminal case against Polanski to be dismissed.
This is indeed quite interesting. After taking the money and riches, she wants the case to be dismissed. Since Samantha Geimer is an adult now and if this is what she wants, do you think US tax payer money can be put to better use than doing something which she is against. Considering she was the victim.