This page is going to be used for all the frequently asked questions in the Polanski case.
Q: Polanski was a rich man at the time of his 1977 arrest?
A: No. According to an audit taken of his finances at the time of his arrest, Roman Polanski as of 1977 was worth a total of $60,000.00.
Q: The documentary “Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired” is a propaganda piece?
A: No. Marina Zenovich took no real stance on Polanski’s guilt or innocence. She simply wanted to try to understand why the ‘victim’ Samantha Geimer felt Polanski had suffered enough for what happened.
Q: Why did Polanski flee?
A: Polanski fled because Judge Rittenband renegged twice on the accepted plea worked out by all sides, including that of Samantha Geimer’s father (an attorney) and her lawyer Lawrence Silver, the District Attorney Roger Gunson, and Polanski’s attorney. He felt he’d trusted Judge Rittenband once too often and he would not remain behind to continue being fodder for Rittenband’s illegal machinations.
Q: Did Mr. Polanski know Samantha Geimer’s true age or was it an ‘understood’ assumption by her appearance that she was ‘mature’ enough to pose topless given the magazine’s reputation? Submitted by Deborah W.
A: There is some speculation as to whether Polanski did know her true age. Considering that there was another sister named Kimberly who was 22 at the time. There is some doubt as to whether Polanski was shown the wrong birth certificate.