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Samantha Geimer, left, appears at Los Angeles Superior Court for a motion hearing in Los Angeles on Friday, June 9, 2017. Geimer, director Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim, asked a judge Friday to end the 40-year-old case against the fugitive director. (Paul Buck/Pool Photo via AP)

Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim may ask the court to drop the case


Samantha Geimer, the woman who filmmaker Roman Polanski allegedly had sex with in 1977, when she was just 13, is expected to formally ask U.S. authorities to stop pursuing the sexual assault case.

"I'm just here to try and get things resolved -- not on Roman's behalf, but on the behalf of a fair justice system," Geimer said as she arrived late Friday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to CNN

 "I'm going to ask for the case to be resolved in a fair manner, because the justice system is more important than any one person's crime," she added. 

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said Geimer is expected to ask a judge to end the 40-year long case. 

Polanski, 83, fled to France after he pleaded guilty to having sex with Geimer, a minor, during a photo shoot at actor Jack Nicholson's house in California. 

Geimer has said that she was forced to have sex with Polanksi, but has been urging officials through the media and court documents for years to drop the case, saying she dislikes the attention the case has drawn to her family. 

This will be the first time Geimer has asked for officials to end the case in court. 

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