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Roman Polanski Rape Victim Joins Director’s Latest Effort For U.S. Return

by  | DeadLine | 1641 25 April 2017 

The woman who Roman Polanski raped when she was 13-years old back in 1977 today stepped into the disgraced and self-exiled Oscar winning director’s latest attempt to return to the U.S. but not face more jail time.

Samantha Gailey wants “the Gunson transcript made available to Mr. Polanski and be made public,” said Deputy Los Angeles District Attorney Michele Hanisee in a hearing Tuesday in LA Superior Court. While not identifying Gailey by name, the Deputy from LA DA Jackie Lacey’s office told Judge Scott Gordon’s courtroom that her office had recently received correspondence from the “victim” in the long litigated matter. The correspondence from Gailey came via an email from her lawyer, Deadline was informed.

“If you will not do the right, moral and legally required thing and stop covering up and withholding facts I can only hope when the truth comes out as it always does, that you both are still around to have your reputations suffer as they should,” the correspondence to Lacey and Hanisee condemningly added.”You and those who have come before you have never protected me, you have treated me with contempt using a crime committed against me to further your own careers,”

Hanisee, who is facing a compliant at the State Bar about accusations she made last week concerning a former LASC public information director, made a point of emphasizing to the court that neither she nor Lacey’s office have either a transcript of former Deputy LA DA Roger Gunson’s under oath words from 2010 nor a video of the session.

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