Woman who had sex as teen with Polanski writing book
NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The former teen whom Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with - leading to one of Hollywood's most notorious scandals and the director's flight from the United States - is writing a memoir.
Samantha Geimer, now 47, has a deal with Atria Books for The Girl: Emerging From The Shadow Of Roman Polanski. Atria, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced on Tuesday that the book would come out next autumn.
"I am more than 'Sex Victim Girl', a tag the media pinned on me," said Geimer, who long ago identified herself as Polanski's victim, in a statement released through Atria. "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."
Financial terms were not disclosed.