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Roman Polanski rape victim releasing book with shocking cover photo

The woman who Roman Polanski raped back in 1977 is opening up about her experiences with the famed director in a new book, which features a shocking cover image.“The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski” by Samantha Geimer features a bold photo on its cover of a then 13-year-old Geimer just days before Polanski drugged and raped her in the home of Jack Nicholson.The image was taken by Polanski himself in his first photo shoot with Geimer—whose maiden name is Samantha Gailey. It was at his second photo session with the child that Polanski raped her and gave her alcohol and a Quaalude.The book, out this fall, promises to break Geimer’s nearly 35 year silence and “tell her story for the first time.”The cover photo for the book was obtained during Geimer’s civil suit against Polanski, her lawyer Lawrence Silver explained in the book, according to The Hollywood Reporter .“What happened was this," Silver writes. "In executing the search warrant, the police didn’t recognize the import...

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    Roman Polanski's lawyers asked a judge Thursday to unseal secret testimony by the original prosecutor in the director's 33-year-old sex case to help Swiss authoritie...

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  4. Playmate's Weapon in Alleged Attempted Murder Has Roman Polanski Connection

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  5. Swiss government says it will make an announcement in Roman Polanski's extradition case Monday

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss government says it will make an announcement in Roman Polanski's extradition case Monday.

  6. Woody Allen comes out in support of embattled French filmmaker Roman Polanski

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  7. Swiss government says it has rejected a US extradition request for Roman Polanski

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss government says it has rejected a US extradition request for Roman Polanski .

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  9. Swiss Defend Roman Polanski Tipoff to U.S.

    The Swiss government said Wednesday it acted correctly when it tipped off the United States last month and set in motion the arrest of Roman Polanski in his decades-...

  10. Victim in Roman Polanski Case Seeks Dismissal

    The woman who was raped by fugitive director Roman Polanski three decades ago when she was 13 has lashed out at the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.For...

  11. Swiss Arrest Roman Polanski for Possible Extradition to U.S. in Sex Case

    Director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police for possible extradition to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl, authorities said S...

  12. Swiss Defend Roman Polanski Tipoff to U.S.

    The Swiss government said Wednesday it acted correctly when it tipped off the United States last month and set in motion the arrest of Roman Polanski in his decades-...

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  4. Prosecutors Will Fight Director Roman Polanski's Sex Charge Dismissal

    Fugitive director Roman Polanski received a message from prosecutors in a sexually explicit court motion Tuesday that all is not forgiven and they will fight dismiss...

  5. Prosecutors Will Fight Director Roman Polanski's Sex Charge Dismissal

    Fugitive director Roman Polanski received a message from prosecutors in a sexually explicit court motion Tuesday that all is not forgiven and they will fight dismiss...

  6. New Roman Polanski Accuser Claims 'Sexually Predatory Conduct'

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  7. Film director Roman Polanski free after Swiss reject US request to extradite on sex charge

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — In a stunning ruling, Roman Polanski was declared a free man on Monday — no longer confined to house arrest in his Alpine villa after Swis...

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