September 16, 2013, 5:00 a.m.
Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case
"Samantha Geimer, who recounts the case in a new memoir, 'The Girl,' has long held a nuanced view of what happened to her as a 13-year-old in 1977, preferring not to see herself as a tragic figure.
Samantha Geimer, now a 50-year-old mother, who was the victim at the center of the Roman Polanski sexual assault case in 1977.
Roman Polanski rape victim's memoir features controversial cover Roman Polanski rape victim's memoir features controversial cover.
HENDERSON, Nev. — In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives."
"She feels more wounded by what she calls the "victim industry," the lawyers, judge and journalists who she feels sensationalized her case for their own interests."
PUBLISHED: 02:17, 14 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03, 17 September 2013
'I'm still in touch with Polanski', says victim who was just 13 when she was raped by the film director in Jack Nicholson's jacuzzi
>Polanski expressed concerns at a rumour that the title of the French version of the memoir she will publish next week would mention the word 'rape'.
>Now she regards him as an ally because it 'makes sense to be on the same side'.
>Despite the horrific events, Ms Geimer says what followed was worse than the actual rape.