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An apology has been issued by Quentin Tarantino for the sexual assault victim of Roman Polanski after his interview with Howard Stern way back in 2003 reappears where he was shown to have defended the disgraced director.
Following a piece of New York Times regarding the experience of Uma Thurman of a near-fatal car crash, while he was working with Tarantino, the director of Kill Bill was already being a topic of talks by everyone.
However, a few days later, an audio recording of Tarantino on the show of Howard Stern from 2003 defending the sexual assault of Polanski of a 13-year-old surfaced, and the pitchforks eventually came out.
In the interview, Tarantino, claimed: “I don’t believe it’s rape, not at 13, not for these 13-year-old party girls.”
Polanski was indicted for unlawful sex with a minor in 1977.
One year after, he fled the United States for France to avoid deportation or imprisonment.
Last Wednesday, Geimer spoke out regarding her encounter with Polanski from over 40 years ago saying that it was sexual assault.
Later on Wednesday, Tarantino called Geimer to ask for an apology.
Indiewire was provided by Tarantino with his official statement of apology: “I want to publicly apologise to Samantha Geimer for my cavalier remarks on The Howard Stern Show speculating about her and the crime that was committed against her. Fifteen years later, I realise how wrong I was. MsGeimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski. When Howard brought up Polanski, I incorrectly played devil’s advocate in the debate for the sake of being provocative. I didn’t take MsGeimer’s feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry. So, Ms Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect. I am sorry Samantha.”
He appears to be on the circuit for creating amends as he assisted Thurman in getting back footage from 15 years ago regarding her crashing into a palm tree while he was driving during the filming of Kill Bill.
Currently, it remains to be observed whether or not the public will accept the remorse of Tarantino.