Polanski victim Samantha Geimer on Quentin Tarantino: "He is sincere in his apology and I told him I felt my rape was being used to attack him by people who don’t care about what happened to me, and I do take offense to that." https://t.co/FqWvLgLS21 pic.twitter.com/PAxKWqtuPv— IndieWire (@IndieWire) February 10, 2018
- Geimer was raped by director Roman Polanski in 1977 when she was 13
- Recently audio of Quentin Tarantino saying she wasn't raped and calling her a party girl in 2003 on the Howard Stern show resurfaced
- Geimer said that Tarantino called her to personally apologize and tell her he believed she had been raped
- She says she accepted his apology and used the opportunity to talk about his movies because she's a fan of his work
- She used to think she didn't care about apologies but says that the personal genuine apologies are helpful to her and she did appreciate Tarantino calling her
- Mentions that Roman Polanski wrote a handwritten apology to her and her mother. She always knew the rape was his fault so it didn't matter to her, but said it made a big difference to her mother, who had always blamed herself.
- Felt like people were using her rape to attack Tarantino when they didn't actually care about her or what she went through
- Has mixed feelings on the #metoo movement as she wants victims to be able to come forward but also doesn't think that rapist's careers should end "Anyway, I don’t think someone who has committed a crime should be forever banned for gainful employment or creating art. That’s just stupid. We are all free to make own decisions about what we see and purchase, we don’t need others forcing what they call their morals down our throats and making demands of us."