Director Quentin Tarantino has Thursday apologized for a previous statement about Samantha Geimer, the woman who as a minor is abused by director Roman Polanski. Messages to media from the US.
Tarantino was criticized for his statements from 2003 in an interview with radio host Howard Stern, who recently returned to the surface were extracted. “He has no thirteen year old raped”, said Tarantino at the time.
“I want to publicly apologize towards Samantha Geimer for my arrogant comments on the ‘Howard Stern Show’ when I speculated about her and the crime against her was committed,” said Tarantino Thursday. “Fifteen years later I realize how wrong I was. Mrs. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski”, sounds it in a message.
“When Howard Polanski brought up, I played incorrectly the devil’s advocate in the debate, to provoke… So, ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, insensitive, and mostly incorrect.”
Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 in California to unlawful intercourse with the thirteen year old girl. Before he could be convicted, he fled in 1978 to Europe.