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Samantha Geimer was 13-years-old when director Roman Polanski had sex with her in 1977. Now 47, Geimer has decided to come out to tell her side of the story and how that has affected her life in a tell-all memoir.
Geimer wrote The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski, which will be published in fall 2013 by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books imprint, reports The Wall Street Journal.
“I am more than ‘Sex Victim Girl,’ a tag the media pinned on me,” Geimer said in a statement released Tuesday, according to Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
In 1977, Polanski had sex with Geimer at Jack Nicholson’s house during a model shoot. The Chinatown director was first indicted for child molesting, sodomy, rape by use of drugs and three other counts. When he agreed to plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse, a judge dropped the rest of the charges. He was sentenced to 90 days at a psychiatric facility, but was released after 47 days, notes the WSJ. Polanski then fled the US and now works in France and Switzerland.
Atria says the book will “give readers insight into many dimensions of the story that have never previously been revealed.” Geimer’s lawyer adds that it will reveal “fascinating and even shocking” details of the case.