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Roman Polanski Gives Rare Interview

Brilliant film director and convicted sex offender Roman Polanski has given Vanity Fair a rare interview (click here to access.) 

In the interview he tells writer James Fox that he wasn’t living like a fugitive and that he wasn’t afraid of moving around before his 2009 arrest in Switzerland. He also says that he felt that he was somehow blamed by the public for the death of his wife, Sharon Tate, who was murdered by Manson family members along with four others in 1969 on the Polanski property.

The victim of the drugs and champagne-fueled unlawful sex, then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer participates in the interview by responding to Fox’s email, saying “What I will say is: it was rape. Not only because I was underage, but also because I did not consent.”

Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller entitled “D.” The film is about the Dreyfus Affair, a turn-of-the-century scandal in which a French Army Captain is convicted of treason and sent to prison but later is exonerated and found to have been framed.

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