Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer gets book deal
According to Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, Geimer, now 47, will offer "insight into many dimensions of the story that have never previously been revealed."
Geimer says in a statement, "My friends in junior high, scolded by their parents to stay away from that girl, also labeled me. I offer my story now without rage, but with purpose -- to share a tale that in its detail will reclaim my identity. I have been dogged by tired thinking and easy tags nearly my entire life. I am not a stick figure. I know what it is like to be a woman and a victim in the realest possible way."
Polanski, the director of films like "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," allegedly gave Geimer champagne and part of a Quaalude during a modeling shoot in 1977 at Jack Nicholson's house and raped her. He was indicted on six felony counts, but since he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, the judge dropped the rest of the charges, sentencing him to prison for a 90-day psychiatric evaluation. He was released after just 42 days, but when the judge threatened the director with further sanctions, he fled the United States.
According to the Associated Press, Polanski is restricted by an Interpol warrant in 188 countries, which don't include Switzerland and France between which he is permitted to travel freely.