However, the enduring legal questions surrounding Polanski's flight from justice have ensured that Mrs Geimer is regularly dragged reluctantly back into the public eye despite her appeals for the case to be dropped.
"I got over it a long time ago," she has said.
"I wasn't prepared to carry a lot of bad feelings with me and further damage my life and continue the trauma of it."
In January, Mrs Geimer filed a legal declaration in Los Angeles formally requesting that the outstanding charges against Polanski be withdrawn.
She said Los Angeles prosecutors' insistence that Polanski must return to the United States before dismissal of the case could be considered as a "cruel joke being played on me".
She also voiced anger that authorities had detailed her grand jury testimony in related hearings to the case.
"True as they may be, the continued publication of those details causes harm to me, my beloved husband, my three children and my mother," she said, adding that it was time for closure.
"I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr Polanski may have caused me as a child," she said. Polanski had taken flight, she said, "because the judicial system did not work."