Polanski Said He’d Pay $500,000 to End Lawsuit

Question of whether the fugitive filmmaker has ever paid.

Last Updated: October 3, 2009 @ 10:06 AM

Roman Polanski agreed to pay the victim in his child-sex case at least $500,000 as part of a civil settlement, but then failed to live up to the terms of the agreement, according to court filings reviewed Friday.

The documents leave open the question of whether the fugitive filmmaker has ever paid the money he promised in the confidential 1993 settlement with Samantha Geimer, but a change in her approach to Polanski in subsequent years suggests they may have resolved the issue.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.