Polanski sex assault victim to publish memoirs
PARIS, France (AFP) - The woman who was sexually assaulted by filmmaker Roman Polanski in 1977 when she was 13 is to publish her memoirs, a French publishing house said Monday.
The Girl. A Life Lived in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer, now 49, is due to come out in the United States on Sept 17 and in France on Oct 3.
A spokesman for French publishers Michel Lafon told AFP the book was "not really an attack on Polanski", but added that the French version would be entitled Moi, Samantha, 13 ans, violee par Roman Polanski. (Me, Samantha, 13-years-old, raped by Roman Polanski).
The book's cover will use a colour photograph of Ms Geimer taken by Polanski three weeks before the sexual assault, according to the publisher.