Director Quentin Tarantino speaks at the opening of the day of the Lumiere Festival, in Lyon, France, October 8, 2016.
Quentin Tarantino is to apologize to one of Roman Polanski’s alleged rape victims, after he said in a recent dove 2003 interview that the then-13-year-old girl “wanted” to have sex with Polanski.
During a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, Tarantino, without directly naming Samantha Geimer, defended Polanski, saying that he would not call with the director of the relationship with the then teen is inappropriate.
“He had sex with a minor,” Tarantino said in 2003. “That’s not rape. For me, when you use the word rape, you talk about violence, they throw down – it is one of the most violent crimes in the world … they wanted [sex]! Of guy!”
The “Pulp Fiction” director had a change of heart and apologized to Geimer in 2003 were comments about her on Thursday.
“I want to publicly apologize to Samantha Geimer for my cavalier remarks on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ speculating about her and the crime that was committed against her,” Tarantino’s statement read.
In a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, who recently re-surfaced, Quentin Tarantino defended fellow director Roman Polanski (see photo) of allegations that he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl.
“Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was. Mrs. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski. When Howard brought up Polanski, I incorrectly played the devil’s advocate in the debate for the sake of provocative. I have the Ms. Geimer’s feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry.”
Tarantino concluded, “So, Ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and, above all, incorrect. I’m sorry Samantha.”
While Stern’s radio show in 2003, and Tarantino are in a long, intense discussion about the question of whether Geimer was a victim.