Washington (ANI): Director Roman Polanski was willing to pay 500,000 dollars to his unlawful sex victim 16 years ago, newly-released court documents have revealed. According to the Los Angeles Times, the internationally renowned director had agreed to pay Samantha Geimer in a civil settlement after she had filed a lawsuit against him in 1988, accusing him of sexual assault and various other related charges.
Settlement documents show that Polanski agreed to pay Geimer 500,000 dollars with interest in October 1993 within two years, reports Contactmusic. Documents also show that Geimer had to approach the court again after Polanski failed to pay by 1995.
However, it is not known if the director paid the full sum. Polanski had fled to France from the US, in 1978 to avoid imprisonment after pleading guilty to the charge of having unlawful sex with 13-year-old Geimer (then Gailey) and is currently under arrest in Zurich, Switzerland.