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Polanski Victim Book Has Cover Photo ... by Polanski

Hollywood Reporter gets an early look

(Newser) - A memoir by the woman raped by Roman Polanski as a teenager has a rather jarring cover image, reports the Hollywood Reporter . It's a photo of then 13-year-old Samantha Gailey taken by Polanski himself. The image came from a photo session with the director in 1977—he coaxed her... More »

Polanski Victim Signs Book Deal

Samantha Geimer aims to 'reclaim identity'

(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... More »

Polanski Victim: Drop the Case, He's No Threat

She doesn't want prosecutors to keep going after him

(Newser) - One person of note disagrees with US prosecutors' decision to keep going after Roman Polanski—his victim. "Enough is enough," Samantha Geimer tells the Los Angeles Times . "This matter should have been resolved 33 years ago." Geimer, who had sex with Polanski as a 13-year-old in... More »

Polanski Must Be Sentenced in LA: Judge

Fugitive director can't learn fate in 1977 rape case in absentia

(Newser) - Roman Polanski can't remain under house arrest in Switzerland while he's sentenced in Los Angeles for statutory rape committed in 1977—he must appear in court in the US, a superior court judge ruled today. "I have made it clear he needs to surrender," said Peter Espinoza. "... More »

Polanski: Sentence Me in Absentia

Court suggested procedure as solution to stalemate

(Newser) - Roman Polanski today asked a Los Angeles judge to sentence him in absentia for his 1977 conviction for statutory rape—a move suggested earlier by an appellate court after it dismissed the director’s request to have the charges dismissed. Polanski, 76, is under house arrest in Switzerland as a... More »

Polanski Victim Wants Case Dropped

Samantha Geimer asks court, media to leave her alone

(Newser) - The woman who was raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 wants the charge against the fugitive director dropped. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor but fled before sentencing. He's in custody in Switzerland and Samantha Geimer, who lives in Hawaii, is under... More »

Polanski Made Deal to Pay Rape Victim $500K

Court papers unclear on whether Samantha Geimer received money

(Newser) - Roman Polanski struck a deal to settle a civil lawsuit and pay his rape victim $500,000 after going on the lam, but it's not clear whether she received the entire sum. Court papers relating to the 1988 suit, which was settled in 1993, indicate that the fugitive director missed... More »

Polanski Rape Happened at Nicholson's Pad

And other things you didn't know about the fugitive director

(Newser) - Think you know everything about Roman Polanski? You’re probably wrong. compiles a list of surprising tidbits about the headline-grabbing statutory rapist:
  • It happened at Jack Nicholson’s house: Somehow lost in the hubbub was the fact that the crime took place at Nicholson’s home, where Polanski
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Whoopi Calls Polanski Case 'Not Rape-Rape,' Triggers Uproar

Hollywood supporters facing off against angry feminists over sex with teen

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg's comment that Roman Polanski's sex with a 13-year-old girl wasn't really "rape-rape" has added fuel to the growing conflagration between the film director's Hollywood supporters and angry feminists. "I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape,... More »

Oh, Poor Polanski, Child Rapist

He pleaded guilty and fled. How can anyone rationalize that?

(Newser) - Kate Harding would like to remind everyone crowing about the injustice of arresting a 76-year-old man who’s put in 31 years of exile that Roman Polanski is a fugitive and, coincidentally, a child rapist. The director “gave a 13-year-old girl a Quaalude and champagne,” according to her... More »

LA DA Shouldn't Waste Time on Polanski

Los Angeles has more pressing problems; tragic director has been punished enough

(Newser) - Whether you side for or against Roman Polanski, one has to wonder why the state of California is “stalking an aging, 76-year-old man who has admitted his guilt and was long ago forgiven by his victim,” writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. California’s legislature is... More »

Polanski Victim: 'I'm Over It'

Mom of three is sick and tired of sordid case

(Newser) - The woman Roman Polanski had sex with when she was 13 never wants to hear about the case again. "I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child," Samantha Geimer, 45, said early this year after filing court papers to... More »

Swiss Nab Polanski on 31-Year-Old US Warrant

Fugitive director, in town for lifetime award, arrested on 1978 statutory rape charge

(Newser) - Director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody by Swiss police on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant for statutory rape, organizers of the Zurich Film Festival said today. The 76-year-old director of Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby, slated to receive an award for his lifetime of work, had recently sought... More »

Judge Rejects Polanski's Bid to Ax Sex Charge

Fugitive director must appear to close case on sex with 13-year-old

(Newser) - A judge has cited Roman Polanski’s fugitive status as reason for rejecting the film director’s request to toss a 31-year-old child sex charge, E! Online reports. The judge conceded that a recent documentary on Polanski seems to demonstrate misconduct by prosecutors in the 1978 proceedings, but said the... More »

Polanski Sex Victim Seeks to Dismiss Case

Victim slams DA for putting 31-year-old case back in spotlight

(Newser) - The woman film director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with when she was 13 has filed court papers to have the charges dismissed, CNN reports. Samantha Geimer, now 45, made a declaration in connection with Polanski's efforts to have the case dismissed and end his 31-year exile in... More »

Polanski Sex Victim 'So Over It'

Girl he drugged and raped, now 45, would like to see fugitive's case resolved

(Newser) - Fugitive director Roman Polanski would be a free man in the US if it were up to the woman he drugged and had sex with when she was 13 years old. "He took advantage of me," Samantha Geimer, now 45 and mother of three told the Daily News.... More »

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