Thursday, July 25, 2013

Roman Polanski Victim Memoir...Disturbing Photo For Book Cover

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a tell-all book by the woman raped by director Roman Polanski as a teen has a rather disturbing cover picture.
It's an image of then 13-year-old Samantha Gailey taken by Polanski himself. The photo came from a photo session with the director in 1977 - he coaxed her into posing topless for some pictures - about three weeks before he drugged and raped the teenager at Jack Nicholson's place. 

Polanski later pleaded guilty to unlawful sex before fleeing the US. He finally reached a settlement with his victim, now Samantha Geimer, in a civil suit. The memoir, titled "The Girl", is out in September.

"Since the incident, the media has always illustrated the story with a picture of Polanski," Andy Lewis of THR wrote, adding: "Geimer finally wanted to put her own face on the story, and this picture reflected the starting point for her."

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