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The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer

29.99 AUD
In this searing memoir, Samantha Geimer, "the girl" at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case, breaks a virtual thirty-five year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussions.

March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes along Mulholland Drive to Jack Nicholson's house. Sitting next to him is an aspiring model named Samantha Geimer. She is thirteen years old. 

The undisputed facts of what happened in the following hours appear in the court record: Roman spent hours taking pictures of Samantha-on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi, sitting naked next to the photographer. 
Wine and Quaaludes were consumed, balance and innocence were lost, and a young girl's life was altered forever-eternally cast.