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The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman PolanskiIn this searing and surprising memoir Samantha Geimer the girl at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case breaks a virtual thirty five year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussionsMarch 1977 Southern California Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes along Mulholland Drive to Jack Nicholson's house Sitting next to him is an aspiring actress Samantha Geimer recently arrived from York Pennsylvania She is thirteen years old The undisputed facts of what happened in the following hours appear in the court record Polanski spent hours taking pictures of Samantha on a deck overlooking the Hollywood H Find all of my reviews at 1977 people have speculated about what really happened to “The Girl” Roman Polanski took to Jack Nicholson’s house Was she a willing participant? Did her mother hand to over in order to advance her ownher husband’sher daughter’s career? Was Polanski a predator who focused on young girls? Thirty five years after that fateful trip up Mulholland Drive Samantha Geimer “The Girl” finally tells the story in her own wordsThat voyeuristic part that resides inside me has always been fascinated by this story I mean a man who has spent my entire life in exile has to be guilty right? On the other hand a girl who has never spoken out about her experience might have been a pawn in the situation and set up to be Polanski’s “Lolita” Geimer does an excellent job breaking her silence In her own words “We’ve all done something in our lives we regret something that is stupid; or something awful and stupid is done to us For 90 percent of these situations there comes a time when you need to let it go – unless you don’t want to And then in a sense it’s your problem” With the years so far removed the happiness she has found in her adult life and the punishment Polanski has endured from the court of public opinion Geimer has been left with the ability to tell her story in a very matter of fact way And what a story it is – still completely horrifyingfascinating I couldn’t put it down And what a remarkable woman Geimer has become Although very much an innocent party to this entire ordeal say what you want about the motherothers involved at 13 Geimer was a CHILD and Polanski a 43 year old man who should have known better she never plays a “woe is me” card in this novel She sticks to the facts maintaining her belief that Polanski’s punishment at the time of the rape was sufficient is candid about the rough road she took through her remaining childhood and finally tells of how she was able to heal and move on As she says “The word victim comes from the Latin word meaning the person or animal sacrificed for some religious purpose Over time it’s developed to mean a person who suffers from an accident or incident that leaves them injured and compromised in some way I imagine it must be terrible to be a victim”

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Justice system have failed all the parties concerned in such a spectacular fashion? Once Polanski fled the country what became of Samantha the young girl forever associated with one of Hollywood's most notorious episodes? Samantha as much as Polanski has been a fugitive since the events of that night than thirty years ago Taking us far beyond the headlines The Girl reveals a thirteen year old who was simultaneously wise beyond her years and yet terribly vulnerable By telling her story in full for the first time Samantha reclaims her identity and indelibly proves that it is possible to move forward from victim to survivor from confusion to certainty from shame to streng If you wonder why we need MeToo and the ability of victims to be allowed to tell their stories without being shouted down just look at how Geimer a child was treated in court during the hearing of the Polanski rape case

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Download The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski Mobi Ö 272 pages Ö Samantha geimer ☆ In this searing and surprising memoir Samantha Geimer the girl at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case breaks a virtual thirty five year silence to tell her stIlls on a kitchen counter topless in a Jacuzzi Wine and uaaludes were consumed balance and innocence were lost and a young girl's life was altered forever eternally cast as a background player in her own story For months on end the Polanski case dominated the media in the US and abroad But even with the extensive coverage much about that day and the girl at the center of it all remains a mystery Just about everyone had an opinion about the renowned director and the girl he was accused of drugging and raping Who was the predator? Who was the prey? Was the girl an innocent victim or a cunning Lolita artfully directed by her ambitious stage mother? How could the criminal Wow just wow What did I just read? Several hundred pages in which the author blames everyone but her rapist for the messy stuff that happens as a result of her rape? Why is she so uick to forgive Polanski but holds grudges against the media and the justice system? I understand her desire to put it all past her and live a normal life but it was Polanski who robbed her of her normalcy and it is Polanski who still evades justice Infuriating Heartbreaking And fascinating I'm glad I read it but boy did it hit a nerve