Polanski Victim Signs Book Deal
Samantha Geimer aims to 'reclaim identity'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2012 11:23 PM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2012 12:01 AM CDT
Samantha Geimer arrives at the premiere of the HBO Documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" in 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

(Newser) – The 13-year-old girl Roman Polanski had sex with is writing a book—35 years after the day that made the film director an international fugitive. The Girl: Emerging From the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer, will be published late next year by Atria Books, reports CNN. “I am more than ‘Sex Victim Girl,’" Geimer says in a statement. “My friends in junior high" were "scolded by their parents to stay away from that girl," she adds. "I offer my story now without rage, but with purpose—to share a tale that in its detail will reclaim my identity." The publisher did not reveal how much she's being paid.

Polanski, now 79, had sex with Geimer in 1977 after plying her with champagne and the sedative Quaalude during a photo shoot at Jack Nicholson's Hollywood home. He was initially charged with six felony counts, including child molestation, sodomy, and rape by use of drugs. He admitted to a single count of unlawful sex in a plea deal, but later fled the country. Following a lawsuit, he agreed to pay Geimer $500,000, but it's not clear if he ever handed over any money, notes Vanity Fair. Polanski, who lives in France, was placed under house arrest while traveling in Switzerland in 2010, but freed when the country refused to deport him to the US.

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right2dave
Oct 11, 2012 9:11 AM CDT
Polanski is a rapist. Those in Hollywood who support him should be a shame of themselves. Of course shame is not something these ego driven people understand. If it would have been their daughter or sister it would be a different story.
TonyVentana
Oct 10, 2012 11:34 AM CDT
She'll never get over her ordeal. A victim for life.
Observer
Oct 10, 2012 10:29 AM CDT
Where was the mother when this was going on? Who would leave a 13 year old girl with these two animals?