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Samantha Geimer On New Book: I'm Not Polanski’s “Sex Victim Girl”

Samantha Geimer is tired of being pegged as Hollywood's "sex victim girl.” The 47-year-old became famous in 1977 as the 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by director Roman Polanski. After years of largely shunning the press, Geimer has decided to pen a book about her abuse and the lifelong ordeal that followed.

“I have been dogged by tired thinking and easy tags nearly my entire life,” Geimer said on her decision to write the book, due out in fall 2013. “I know what it is like to be a woman and a victim in the realest possible way.”

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Polanski fled the country in 1978 when it appeared a judge would reject his plea bargain in the case, and he hasn’t returned. Los Angeles prosecutors tried and failed to have him extradited from Switzerland in 2009. Geimer now lives in Hawaii and has three children.

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