Samantha Geimer, the former teenager who was at the center of the Roman Polanski sex scandal, is writing a memoir.
Polanski was convicted of having sex with Geimer — who was 13 years old at the time of the act — in the late 1970s, causing him to flee to United States for Europe. Geimer, who is now 47, has signed a deal with Atria books to share her side of the story.
“I am more than ‘Sex Victim Girl,’ a tag the media pinned on me,” she said in a statement. “My friends in junior high, scolded by their parents to stay away from that girl, also labeled me. I offer my story now without rage, but with purpose — to share a tale that in its detail will reclaim my identity. I have been dogged by tired thinking and easy tags nearly my entire life. I am not a stick figure. I know what it is like to be a woman and a victim in the realest possible way.”
The book is expected to hit shelves next fall. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.