Attorney's bid in Polanski case
Published 21/01/2010 | 10:38
The attorney for the victim in Roman Polanski's 32-year-old sex case is joining the director's lawyers' bid to have the director sentenced in absentia to time served.
Lawrence Silver faxed plans to file a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that the director be sentenced in absentia.
On behalf of the victim, Samantha Geimer, the attorney is supporting a motion by Polanski's lawyers urging that he be sentenced to time served.
The attorney accused prosecutors of violating the California Constitution when they failed to tell the victim of their plans to seek the director's extradition to the US.
Geimer was 13 when she met the director for a modeling shoot in Los Angeles in 1977.
Polanski ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse as part of a plea deal.