LOS ANGELES -- Three decades after accusing Roman Polanski of rape, the victim in the high profile criminal case is urging a Los Angeles court to dismiss the charges against the famed director and sentence him to time served.
Samantha Geimer, now a mother living in Hawaii, has publicly forgiven Polanski, accused the U.S. justice system of mistreating him and wants the case to be over, once and for all.
Geimer's attorney in the 32-year-old sex case is joining Polanski's lawyers in a bid to have the director sentenced in absentia.
Attorney Lawrence Silver faxed a motion to lawyers Wedensday saying he planned to file it Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, which was closed.
On behalf of the victim, Silver supported another motion by Polanski's lawyers urging he be sentenced to time served.
Silver accused prosecutors of violating the California constitution when they failed to tell Geimer of their plans to seek Polanski's extradition to the U.S.
Geimer was 13 when she met Polanski for a modeling shoot in Los Angeles in 1977. She told authorities Polanski raped and sodomized her during the shoot at Jack Nicholson's Hollywood Hills home.
A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said Wednesday that the office had not yet received Geimer's filing and could not comment.
Geimer began advocating for Polanski after reaching a settlement to her civil suit against him for sexual assault and other claims. Under the terms of the 1993 confidential agreement, he agreed to pay her at least $500,000.
Polanski agreed to plead guilty to a single count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor a statutory rape charge and prosecutors said they would drop rape, sodomy, oral copulation and other counts at sentencing.
That proceeding did not happen because Polanski fled to Europe. His lawyers contend he left because the trial judge reneged on an agreement to count 42 days the director had spent in prison for diagnostic testing as his entire sentence