Victim of Polanski scandal uses picture he took

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Associated Press

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 26 at 3:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who as a child was at the center of a sex case involving director Roman Polanski has revealed that the cover of her memoir will feature a picture of her shot by Polanski three weeks before he had sex with the then-13-year-old.

Samantha Geimer's publisher says that during her 1993 civil suit against Polanski she obtained rights to the pictures Polanski took during two photo sessions in 1977, one of which led to charges that he plied her with half a Quaalude and champagne and raped her.

Polanski, who pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse, was ordered to pay her $500,000 and to turn over the photos.

Geimer has said she forgives him and that she is writing the book to reclaim her identity.

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