- 21 Feb 18
In a world exclusive interview with Hot Press (publication date Thursday Feb 21), Samantha Geimer – who was raped by the Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski when she was just 13-years of age – talks in detail about what happened; about her experience during the rape trial; and the way she now views the 85 year-old film director.
On the #MeToo movement, Samantha says, “In the ways that it’s positive, I’m 100 percent in. It was like, ‘Yeah! Let’s show how many people this affects’. And then I was like, ‘Wait! Are we just taking down celebrities here? What about all the people who have problems in their lives that don’t have politicians or celebrities involved?’ I don’t like seeing that it’s gone that way. It was well intended. I’m a little worried that it’s going in directions that are not helpful.”
There is so much more, in what is a truly remarkable and hugely powerful and thought-provoking Hot Press interview.