Posts tagged "roman polanski"

Samantha Geimer On Roman Polanski: “Some Old Guy Molested Me … That Is Really Not An Uncommon Thing”

“For me, some old guy molested me. In the experience of life, you understand that this is really not an uncommon thing and lots of more awful things happen to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

Samantha Gailey Geimer, Raped At 13 By Roman Polanski, Publishes Memoir

In 1977, the filmmaker Roman Polanski asked the mother of a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey if he could photograph her daughter for French Vogue. The mom agreed and the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Roman Polanski Gripes The Birth Control Pill Has “Masculinized” Women

I know you care about the opinions of a man who, in 1977, gave a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl before he raped her. This weekend, filmmaker Roman

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2013 - 11:20 am

Prada Produces An Aesthetically Pleasing Short Film Directed By Roman Polanski

High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of…

Rachel Krause | May 23, 2012 - 11:20 am

10 Playboy Playmates Who Got In Trouble With The Law

Playboy┬áPlaymates are known for being bastions of class and social distinction, but sometimes something in them snaps and they go bad. This was apparently the case with1968 Playmate Angela Dorian,…

abarlow | December 14, 2010 - 12:00 pm

A Third Woman Accuses Roman Polanski Of Rape

Former model and Glamour editor Edith Vogelhut has recently come forward to say that she was also raped by Roman Polanski. Vogelhut claims that in 1974, when she was 21…

Kelli Bender | July 27, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Filmmaker/Exile/Rapist Roman Polanski Is Now A Free Man

Roman Polanski will walk free: Switzerland has denied the United States’ request to extradite the filmmaker on a 1977 rape charge. Back then, Polanski served 42 days of a 90…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Woody Allen Speaks Up For Roman Polanski

Good news, Roman Polanski, a man who cheated on his partner with her adopted daughter is on your side! On Saturday, director Woody Allen told the media at the Cannes…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2010 - 4:20 pm

A Second Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Roman Polanski

Today, British actress Charlotte Lewis and ever-present celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference in which Lewis accused director Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her. Both women remained vague…

Kelli Bender | May 14, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Quotable: Roman Polanski Claims Unfair Treatment

“I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to…

Annika Harris | May 3, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Roman Polanski Has A Friend In A Really High Place — President Nicolas Sarkozy

Roman Polanski, who has dual citizenship in Poland and France, reportedly enlisted French President Nicolas Sarkozy in his bid for leniency in his child-sex case, according to the French newspaper…

Annika Harris | April 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

How Much Money Would You Spend On An Artsy Photo Of A Rapist And His Late Wife?

This is Roman Polanski and his late wife, Sharon Tate, shortly before she was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. The photograph, shot by photographer David Bailey, is going…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 1, 2009 - 8:45 pm

Fun With Family: Roman Polanski Ruined My Thanksgiving

Well, sort of. The director was at the center of an argument between my brother and I that started almost as soon as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 30, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Polanski’s Lawyer Says He’s Been Punished Enough For Drugging, Raping Teen

Roman Polanski’s attorney said he has already been punished enough by serving 42 days in prison back in 1978. You know, after he gave drugs to and raped a 13-year-old

Jessica Wakeman | November 20, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Is Emma Thompson Finally Off Team Polanski?

Emma Thompson initially signed a petition calling for Roman Polanski’s freedom, but has she had a change of heart? A reader at the blog Shakesville may have convinced her to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Roman Polanski Isn’t So Into This “Jail” Thing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been denied a request to be released from jail after Swiss officials busted him in Zurich over a week ago for a 1977 incident in which…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2009 - 12:20 pm

Chris Rock On Polanski: “It’s Rape!”

I’ve been getting increasingly pissy about the lack of celebrities speaking out against Roman Polanski compared to those — like Whoopi Goldberg — who’ve been making lame excuses for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2009 - 2:40 pm

The United States Waited 31 Years to Arrest Polanksi

Why, Now? The United States Waited 31 Years to Arrest Polanksi

Why was Roman Polanski arrested in the extraditable country of Switzerland this week? The real question is why…

Jessica Goldberg | September 30, 2009 - 2:44 pm

What The Hell Is “Rape-Rape”?

We’ve already posted about Roman Polanski being arrested this weekend for that decades-old “sex with a minor” conviction, but after watching the ladies of “The View” argue over the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 28, 2009 - 5:15 pm

Should Roman Polanski Have Been Arrested For A Crime That Happened 32 Years Ago?

In 1977, director Roman Polanski was at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood during a photo shoot. He met a young model named Samantha Geimer, who was only 13 at the…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 28, 2009 - 1:30 pm