According to CNN, the alleged victim is seeking the charges against director Roman Polanski for sexual assault be dismissed. Polanski admitted to having sex with Samantha Geimer in 1977 when she was 13-years-old. The director left for France after the charges were brought against him. He has lived there in exile since 1978.
Geimer released a declaration saying, “I am no longer a 13-year-old child. I have dealt with the difficulties of being a victim, have surmounted and surpassed them with one exception…That attention [from the case] is not pleasant to experience and is not worth maintaining over some irrelevant legal nicety, the continuation of the case.”