Samantha Geimer appears on NBC News' "Today" show on Sept. 16, 2013.
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October 31, 2015 2:24 PM EDT

Roman Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, says she’s “very pleased” a Polish court rejected a U.S. extradition request for the famed director, calling the decades-long legal battle a “travesty” that has brought unnecessary harm.

U.S. prosecutors have repeatedly tried to extradite Polanski over his 1977 sex-crime conviction. When a Polish judge on Friday rejected the latest extradition request, Polanski said he felt “relief” — a sentiment Geimer echoed.

“I believe they did the right thing and made the right decision given all the facts,” she told NBC News in an exclusive interview. “Since I’m well …

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