Polanski victim seeks dismissal

The victim of the sexual assault committed by Roman Polanski has called for charges against the film director to be dismissed, court documents show. Lawyers for Samantha Geimer, who was 13 when Polanski had sex with her in 1977, urged a dismissal in a motion filed at a California appeals court on Friday. She had suffered health problems after being hounded by the media following Polanski's arrest last month, it said. The director is currently being held in Switzerland on a US arrest warrant.

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