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Samantha Geimer still in touch with Roman Polanski

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Sep 14, 2013 | 7:01am EDT

The girl who accused Roman Polanski of rape more than three decades ago has revealed she is still in touch with the film director, who she now regards as an ally. Samantha Geimer claimed Polanski raped her at Jack Nicholson's house in Los Angeles in 1977 when she was just 13 years old. The director pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor, but left America and fled to Europe a day before he was due to be sentenced. He lived in France for years before the scandal reared up again in 2009 when he was arrested in Switzerland and threatened with extradition back to the U.S. Geimer previously insisted she was "shocked" by Polanski's arrest and was glad he was eventually freed after a lengthy legal battle, and she has now revealed she has been keeping in touch with The Pianist director through emails. She tells Britain's The Times, "People are still coming after both of us. We're both still being treated unfairly... It makes sense to be on the same team... We've both been punished. We both want to move on. We both might be considered victims." Geimer is set to release her memoir, The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, in which she will detail her ordeal and the years afterwards, next week (beg16Sep13).

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