Tuesday, September 24, 2013

RANDALL BEACH COLUMN: Roman Polanski rape victim pens a memoir, expresses forgiveness

By Randall Beach
Register Staff
 She wanted to be famous, maybe even a movie star, and so 13-year-old Samantha Geimer decided she couldn’t say “no” when acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, 43, asked her to come along with him for a “photo shoot.”
“It’s a lovely day for my big break,” she thought to herself.
Polanski did make her famous, but in a nightmarish way that the young girl could never have imagined.
For 36 years, she endured lies and media misinformation about what happened on that day in 1977 when Polanski plied her with champagne and a Quaalude, then raped her in Jack Nicholson’s mansion. (Nicholson wasn’t home.)
Now, at last, it’s her turn to tell her story.

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