Thirty-five years ago, Roman Polanski raped Samantha Geimer.
The acclaimed filmmaker was in his mid 40s when he had sex with a 13 year-old girl at Jack Nicholson's home after allegedly drugging her and getting her drunk.
Tired of living in the negative limelight of an Oscar-winning director's sex scandal, Samantha — now 47 — is releasing her memoirs entitled The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski.
We honestly aren't sure how a book about the horrible incident back in 1977 will help the world forget about it, but she was the victim of a terrible crime at an extremely young age. She certainly has the right to act in her own best interest.
The Polish-born director plead guilty to statutory rape but fled the United States before his sentencing. He has evaded capture and extradition ever since.
Still wanted by Interpol in 188 countries, the 79 year-old's outlaw resides in France and continues making quality films like The Pianist or Frantic.
Samantha's book, set fora Fall by Atria, promises to reveal "insight into many dimensions of the story" previously unvisited.
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