Published Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Former teen who had sex with Polanski writing book



NEW YORK (AP) – The former teen whom Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with - leading to his flight from the U.S. - is writing a memoir.

Samantha Geimer, now 47, has a deal with Atria Books for "The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski." Atria, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced Tuesday that the book will come out next fall. According to Atria, Geimer will provide "insight into many dimensions of the story" that have not been revealed.

Polanski, whose films include "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," fled the country in 1978 on the eve of being sentenced for unlawful sexual intercourse with Geimer, 13 at the time. Polanski, 79, is restricted by an Interpol warrant in effect in 188 countries, but he moves freely between Switzerland and France.

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