"She's exhausted of this case". Gordon, who commended Geimer for her courage and eloquence, said Friday that he would take the matter under consideration.
Geimer, now 54, has been supporting Polanski's efforts to end the legal saga that limits his freedom, but this was the first time she appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on his behalf, attorney Harland Braun said.
Polanski's lawyers have been fighting for years to end the case and lift an worldwide arrest warrant that has confined the 83-year-old to France, Poland and Switzerland where he fled during the Holocaust prior to arriving in the U.S. Polanski skipped the country after serving 42 days in jail because the judge was going to change the sentence "to 50 years in prison". She said, "The trauma of the ordeal that followed was so great that, you know, the brief encounter with him that evening that was unpleasant just faded and paled". That hearing was in relation to his sexual assault of then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer and Polanski fled, after learning that the judge in the case had declined to honor a plea agreement.
The warrant prevented him from collecting his Academy Award for best director for his 2002 film "The Pianist".
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office, which has fought to have Polanski face justice in the United States, said it would ask the court to deny Mr Braun's request and any others "in the absence of new facts or a change of circumstance". In fact, she told the judge in the case that she feels empathy for Roman over the ridicule and the shame he has faced, throughout the 40 years, since he fled the country.
He admitted statutory rape after a number of more serious charges were dropped, and spent 48 days in custody to undergo psychiatric evaluation before being released. Geimer will appear Friday, June 9, 2017 in Los Angeles Superior Court to help make the case that Polanski has served his time for the 40-year-old crime.
Geimer also played down the severity of what happened to her, saying Polanski had apologised and that they had exchanged emails in recent years.
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Braun wants to use the transcript to show Polanski has served his time so the worldwide warrant is dropped.
The director of "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" was accused of drugging her when she was 13 before raping her at the house of film star Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles in 1977. CNN does not normally identify sexual assault victims, but Geimer identified herself publicly years ago.
Now 83, Polanski, who holds dual Polish and French citizenship, lives in France - which does not extradite its citizens.
For decades, he has been engaged in a cat and mouse game with USA authorities as they unsuccessfully sought to have him extradited from various countries.
Polanski plied the girl with champagne and part of a sedative pill before raping her, according to grand jury transcripts.
The most recent attempt to resolve matters ended in April, when a Los Angeles judge ruled that the French-Polish director could not cut a deal from overseas to return to the USA without serving more jail time. The actor was not at home at the time.