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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes for Controversial Rape Comments Regarding Roman Polanski

Quentin Tarantino has issued an apology to Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when she was raped by director Roman Polanski in the 1970s.

In a resurfaced interview, Quentin made some extremely controversial remarks about Samantha and how she “wanted to have it.”

“He didn’t rape a 13-year-old,” Quentin said during the 2003 interview. “It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing. … He had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down.”

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Diane Kruger Defends Experience with Quentin Tarantino: 'He Treated Me with Utter Respect'

Diane Kruger is speaking to her experience working with Quentin Tarantino on the 2009 movie Inglorious Bastards.

“In light of the recent allegations made by Uma Thurman against Harvey Weinstein and her terrifying work experience on ‘Kill Bill’, my name has been mentioned in numerous articles in regards to the choking scene in ‘Inglourious Basterds’. This is an important moment in time and my heart goes out to Uma and anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault and abuse. I stand with you,” Diane wrote on her Instagram account.

“For the record however, I would like to say that my work experience with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy. He treated me with utter respect and never abused his power or forced me to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with. With love, D xoxo,” she concluded.

Quentin has also come under fire for comments he made about Roman Polanski and the rape of a 13-year-old child.

Busy Philipps Goes Off on Quentin Tarantino on Twitter After Roman Polanski Comments

Busy Philipps is sorry she ever auditioned for Quentin Tarantino after hearing the comments he made in a 2003 interview concerning Roman Polanski and the rape of a 13-year-old child.

To summarize, Quentin said the child “wanted to have it,” and “she was down to party with Roman.”

When Busy listened to the resurfaced interview, she was understandably upset.

QUENTIN IS CANCELLED,” Busy started tweeted on Monday evening (February 5). You can read all of the tweets below, which do contain some curse words.

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Quentin Tarantino Under Fire for Defending Roman Polanski in Resurfaced Interview: 13-Year-Old 'Wanted to Have It'

Director Quentin Tarantino is under fire for comments he made about director Roman Polanski and the rape of a 13-year-old child in the 1970s.

If you don’t know, Polanski was arrested in 1977 for rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, and lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14. Polanski plead “guilty,” but fled the country.

Now, a 2003 Howard Stern interview with Tarantino has resurfaced, and his quotes about the victim are causing controversy.

“She wanted to have it,” Tarantino said.

“He didn’t rape a 13-year-old,” he said. “It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing. … He had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down.”

“Throwing the word ‘rape’ around is like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything that people use it for. He was guilty of having sex with a minor…She wanted to have it and dated the guy,” Quentin continued. “And by the way, we’re talking about America’s morals, we’re not talking about the morals in Europe and everything.”

Howard then interjected, “Wait a minute. If you have sex with a 13-year-old girl and you’re a grown man, you know that that’s wrong.”

Tarantino replied, “Look, she was down with this…She’s talked about it since, ‘No, he didn’t really do anything to me. It was a technicality for being 13.’”

“Would you ever seduce a 13-year-old with pills and booze?” Howard asked the director.

“No, no, no, again you’re killing him with the pills and booze thing,” Tarantino responded. “But the situation was not that she was against all this. She was down to party with Roman.”

You can listen to the interview here.

Tarantino has been in the news this week after Uma Thurman came forward about a stunt the director made her do for Kill Bill where she said she almost died.

Quentin Tarantino Speaks Out About Uma Thurman 'Kill Bill' Crash: 'It Is The Biggest Regret of My Life'

Quentin Tarantino is opening up about Uma Thurman‘s Kill Bill car crash that almost killed her.

In an in-depth interview with Deadline, the 54-year-old director admits that he is “guilty” for putting Uma in the car “but not the way that people are saying I am guilty of it.”

“It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt,” Quentin explained.

Quentin went on to explain that he did not force Uma to drive the car and he truly believed it to be safe.

“None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving. None of us looked at it as a stunt. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t. I’m sure when it was brought up to me, that I rolled my eyes and was irritated. But I’m sure I wasn’t in a rage and I wasn’t livid. I didn’t go barging into Uma‘s trailer, screaming at her to get into the car,” Quentin said.

He added, “I told her it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong. I didn’t force her into the car. She got into it because she trusted me. And she believed me.”

Quentin noted that while they are still unsure why the accident occurred, it may have been in part due to a last minute change in the cars direction on the path.

“It was heartbreaking. Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life,” Quentin said.

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