CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Polanski's victim asks court to dismiss charge"

The L.A. Times has the story here, addressing the publicity the victim has faced:

Some media outlets offered money. Others ambushed her at the airport. Reporters and photographers showed up at her children's schools and at her husband's job. They offered her children toys in exchange for information. They camped out in front of her home in Hawaii and photographed and videotaped her through holes drilled in their cars.

The details are contained in a statement filed with the 2nd District Court of Appeal, in which Geimer's attorney asked that the case against Polanski be dismissed. The statement argues that as a victim of crime, Geimer has a right to "finality" guaranteed by the California Constitution.

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