Controversial director Roman Polanski reunited with Samantha Geimer, the woman he pled guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than 40 years ago.
Geimer was 13 years old at the time Polanski – who was in his 40s – was arrested and charged with rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, providing controlled substances to a minor, and lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14.
Following his guilty plea in 1977, Polanski fled the country and became a fugitive, first finding refuge in London and then settling in France.
While Polanski has never stepped foot on U.S. soil or any country that would extradite him to the United States, he has still created films and won the Academy Award for best director in 2002 for “The Pianist.”
In the Instagram photo shared from Geimer’s private account to Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner’s profile, both Roman and Samantha smiled for the camera.
“Thank you Samantha,” Emmanuelle captioned the shot with a few heart emojis.