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The Girl: Samantha Geimer's life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

Samantha Geimer was just 13-years-old when she was sexually assaulted by movie director Roman Polanski and suddenly found herself at the centre of international attention. Now, she has written her own account of the assault and its repercussions....
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Samantha Geimer was just 13-years-old when she was sexually assaulted by movie director Roman Polanski and suddenly found herself at the centre of international attention. Now, she has written her own account of the assault and its repercussions.
The publicity was so instant and so overwhelming, we could barely leave the house.Samantha Geimer

Ms. Geimer has spent much of her life avoiding the media, but three-and-a-half decades later, she has decided to share her story.

When you look at it in hindsight, it's all so apparent. But from my point of view, at that time, I never saw it coming.Samantha Geimer

We spoke with Samantha Geimer about her memoir, The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski. This interview first aired on The Current in October, 2013.

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This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.

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