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#447375 - 09/16/13 05:40 PM Polanski Victim writes a book.
onlyakid Offline
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Interesting article by the victim of Roman Polanski. She seems to be in denial. Perhaps it has kept her live together so far, but that life could easily come crashing down on her at any minute. She seemingly defends Polanski and things that his time served and the civil settlement she got should make it all better. Somehow, I can't see how it does for a man who lures her into the situation with the promise of becoming a model. Gets her drunk and drugs her.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-jc-geimer-book-20130916,0,6469747.story?page=1
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#447425 - 09/17/13 02:42 AM Re: Polanski Victim writes a book. [Re: onlyakid]
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I don't know about her being in denial. She disclosed early, she was in a family situation that didn't pile shame or blame onto her, she has received both an apology and monetary compensation. I'm not saying that these things guarantee healing (of course not), but its a lot more closure and support than a lot of people get. If she has found healing and this is her way of moving on, I'm ok with that. In fact, I'm glad for her and I am not going to doubt her just because I've never gotten there. I just hope people who read her book realize that if the effects of her abuse was minimal it was because of the mitigating circumstances and her own healing journey (if you read between the lines, the article implies her teen years were pretty tough) not because the abuse itself wasn't harmful. I am afraid that in her case people might think that because she is doing ok it means Polanski's crime was slight. It wasn't. Just because a particular individual doesn't die from a bullet wound doesn't mean guns aren't fatal.

edit: But I didn't think it was fair of her to compare herself to Elizabeth Smart and say the only difference was their attitude toward sex. Elizabeth Smart's circumstances were very different and its not fair for her to make such assumptions about someone else's journey.


Edited by Jacob S (09/17/13 02:54 AM)
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#447427 - 09/17/13 03:18 AM Re: Polanski Victim writes a book. [Re: Jacob S]
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there is another thread with lots of information on this woman and her book...

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...7406#Post447406

in a CNN interview with Larry King she claims "I was so much more damaged by the court system and the media than by him".
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2010/10/08/lkl.polanski.extradite.cnn.html
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0302/24/lkl.00.html
When asked how she feels about Polanski and the rape now, Geimer replied, "How do I feel about him? I hope he's well. I was 13. That makes it rape, but I didn't experience it that way. In my mind, I didn't know that was illegal. I didn't understand he could go to jail for it. I was young."
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