"What did Mr. Polanski say with respect to posing without anything on your top?" he asked.
"When you returned home, did you tell your mother that he had taken photographs of you without a top?
"No. . . . I was just going to say I don't want to get any more pictures taken again."
From the three tiers, the grand jurors studied her closely, assessing her credibility, her morality.
In the front row, Jean Biegenzahn, then 48, thought she looked like a normal young girl, much like her own 15-year-old daughter. "She was so scared, and here are 23 old fogies watching her," she recalled this month.
Biegenzahn believed her.
Joanne Smallwood, the youngest juror at 39, did too. She also thought Samantha was "fast" for her age.
Samantha would later describe herself at 13 as a girl speeding out of a tomboy childhood. She wanted to be a movie star. "I had a 17-year-old boyfriend who drove a Camaro, but my room was knee-deep in clothes," she told People magazine in 1997. "I had a Spider-Man poster on the wall, and I kept pet rats."
Next the prosecutor came to March 10. Samantha described Polanski taking more topless shots, pouring them champagne, then later offering her part of a quaalude, marked Rorer 714.
"Why did you take it?" Gunson asked.
"I don't know. I must have been pretty drunk or else I wouldn't have," she said.
Jurors questioned her behavior. Not only did she not physically resist Polanski, she had to admit she'd had sex before -- twice, she said -- had been drunk before, and had tried part of a quaalude before.
She continued: He wanted to take pictures in the Jacuzzi. No one else was in the house. She got in. He told her to take off her underwear. She did. He took a few pictures, then went into the bathroom and came back naked. He got into the deep part of the hot tub.
"He goes, 'Come on down here.' And I said, 'No, no, I got to get out.' And he goes, 'No, come down here.' And then I said that I had asthma and that I couldn't. . . . And he said, 'Just come down here a second.' So I finally went down. . . . And he goes, 'Doesn't it feel better down here?'
"And he was like holding me up because it is almost over my head. And I went, 'Yeah, but I better get out.'"
She said she wrapped a towel around her, and Polanski jumped in the pool.
"I walked over and he goes, 'Get in here.' "
She resisted again. He coaxed her.