Roman Polanski Victim Thinks Film Academy Was ‘Ugly and Cruel’ to Eject Him

Samantha Geimer was 13 when the director admittedly had sex with her in 1977

Last Updated: May 4, 2018 @ 6:40 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a big move this week to expel director Roman Polanski from its membership, but his accuser Samantha Geimer says she’s not impressed.

Geimer was 13 when the director admittedly had sex with her in 1977. In a statement Geimer provided to TheWrap and other outlets, she was skeptical that the film Academy’s decision would do much to really move the needle.

“It is an ugly and cruel action which serves only appearance,” Geimer said. “It does nothing to change the sexist culture in Hollywood today and simply proves that they will eat their own to survive. I say to Roman, good riddance to bad rubbish, the Academy has no true honor, it’s all just PR.

“They could at least expel him on his own, but to tag him onto Cosby, what a bunch of douchebags,” she continued.

The Academy voted on Tuesday to expel both Polanski and Bill Cosby after the latter was convicted last week of aggravated indecent assault.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct,” read the Academy’s statement. “The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.”

Geimer has said for years that Polanski served his time in her case. She said in her statement that, if anything, the Academy’s decision shows a need for what she believes to be corruption and misconduct on the part of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

“The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has refused to pursue justice, instead it continues to cover up the illegal and inappropriate activity in the Court, and in particular, its own office,” she said. “The disgusting behavior in the Los Angeles Districts Attorney’s office helped create today’s trend of accusations being the same as convictions, our Courts are diminished by their actions.”

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