Roman Polanski Offered $500,000 to His Victim
It's been said that crime doesn't pay—but for Roman Polanski, it sure does cost.
E! Online reports that Rosemary's Baby director Polanski—who's currently being held and faces sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s—agreed to pay his victim, Samantha Geimer, $500,000 in 1993, more than a decade after he fled the United States.
The only thing is, it's uncertain whether he ever paid the debt.
Court records indicate that Polanski offered to settle a lawsuit Geimer brought against him for sexual assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and—yes, you're reading this right—seduction.
A half-mil settlement figure was arrived at, but Polanski missed the 1996 deadline to pony up. As of August 1996, according to court papers, he still owed the full sum, plus $100,000 or so in interest.
Maybe, if Polanski is extradited to the States, Geimer will have an opportunity to collect in person.