Samantha Geimer forgives Hollywood's Roman Polanski after rape conviction
Samantha Geimer was assaulted by director Roman Polanski in 1977, when she was aged just 13 and this morning told Good Morning Britain she forgave Polanski "many, many years ago".
Samantha said: “Forgiveness doesn’t come hard to me. I was having so much other trouble in life due to the court and the media that that really overtook and overwhelmed my whole family.”
On whether Hollywood responded appropriately, she said: “As for his [Polanski] work, and his art, and Hollywood and their appreciation of it, I don’t really think that has anything to do with me, I don’t have any grudges or bad feelings that his work is appreciated.”
She added: “I think it’s about time that it’s called out, so there won’t be any more victims and people - women and men - start being treated fairly and not objectified.”
On the Harvey Weinstein scandal she said: “If he’s done the things we’ve heard about he may well have to deserve some time in jail. But I can’t say I know all the facts or be the person to judge that.”