The underage sex scandal embroiling director Roman Polanski has rocked Hollywood again – as his victim defended her attacker and condemned the deceased judge who sentenced him.
Samantha Geimer was only 13 when the “Chinatown” director, then 43 – drugged and raped her in 1977.
“I have absolutely forgiven [Polanski],” Samantha, 51, told The National ENQUIRER exclusively. “I feel like he owned up to what he did.
“He pleaded guilty and served his sentence and, although he fled, he was fleeing a corrupt and unethical judge.”
Those comments came only days after an L.A. judge denied Polanski’s request for a new hearing in the case. The 81-year-old director has been on the lam since first fleeing the U.S. for Europe in 1978.
Polanski claimed at the time that Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband reneged on a plea deal that would have given him only probation.
Samantha – who, incredibly, claimed she’s exchanged emails with Polanski – is defiantly supporting her rapist: “If they subpoenaed me, I’d have to appear, but I wouldn’t otherwise cooperate in any prosecution of Roman Polanski.”