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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes for Controversial Rape Comments Regarding Roman Polanski

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.”

Click inside for Quentin Tarantino’s full statement…

Quentin Tarantino’s Apology Statement

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. Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was. Ms. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski. When Howard brought up Polanski, I incorrectly played devil’s advocate in the debate for the sake of being provocative. I didn’t take Ms. Geimer’s feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry.

So, Ms. Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect.

I am sorry Samantha.

Quentin Tarantino (via Indie Wire).

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