Samantha Geimer

HARDtalk celebrates its 20th anniversary with a repeat of one of its classic interviews. In the late 1970s the film director Roman Polanski admitted to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. He spent 42 days in prison then fled the United States because he feared being given a longer sentence. Much has been said and written about what happened, but the world has heard little from the girl herself. HARDtalk is in New York to speak to the woman at the centre of the decades-old scandal, Samantha Geimer. How has her life been affected by that event nearly 40 years ago?

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30 minutes

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Tue 29 Aug 2017 00:30


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestSamantha Geimer
InterviewerSarah Montague