Saturday, September 21, 2013

Samantha Geimer was 13 when Roman Polanski had sex with her.

"I have to tell you something, and you have to wake up and be ready," she said. I was instantly awake. I knew something bad had happened to her.
Maybe extreme youth was some sort of life force he felt he needed. 
"Roman Polanski got arrested."

Oh, God. This wasn't her bad news. This was my bad news. No. No freakin' way. I can't do this again."Sam? Did you hear what I said?"
"Shit shit shit shit, what the f...""I never felt, 'poor me'" … Samantha Geimer, now aged 50. Photo: courtesy of Simon & Schuster
"I never felt, 'poor me'" … Samantha Geimer, now aged 50.
"They arrested him in Switzerland," Dawn said. "I just heard it on the news."
Sickness, panic. Need my family. Need my mother. Need a Xanax.
Roman Polanski's arrest was, in a sense, my arrest. Because I am that 13-year-old girl. It's all such ancient history, you might say. After all, it's 2013: he's 80, I'm 50. I have a great husband, great kids, a great life. But just about everyone who lived through or read about this sordid chapter in Hollywood history had an opinion about the renowned director and the girl he was accused of drugging, raping, and sodomising - me.


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