Roman Polanski Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to 'Controversies'

Film director Roman Polanski will no longer be attending the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland to receive a lifetime achievement award and screen his new movie Venus in Fur because his presence would have caused "tensions and controversies." » 8/12/14 12:10pm 8/12/14 12:10pm

Roman Polanski Victim 'Didn't Experience' Her Assault as Rape

Samantha Geimer, 49, has lived the past 36 years of her life in the shadow of one of the biggest sexual assault cases of the 20th century. In 1977, Geimer (née Gailey) — then only 13 — was at a party where she was given champagne and quaaludes and was then sexually assaulted by famous director Roman Polanski.… » 9/16/13 1:20pm 9/16/13 1:20pm

Roman Polanski Shot the Cover of His Rape Victim's Memoir

Samantha Geimer, who was raped in 1977 at the age of 13 by Roman Polanski, is breaking her 35-year silence to tell her side of the story in her forthcoming memoir The Girl. In an interesting legal twist, the cover of the book was actually shot by the famous director shortly before the assault. » 7/24/13 4:00pm 7/24/13 4:00pm

Artsy Male Directors At Cannes Say Sexist Shit Too. Who'da Thunk?

These might the kind of sound bites you'd think would come from, say, the premiere of a Michael Bay movie, but — nope! Roman Polanski and Francois Ozon, two iconic male directors, with scores of nuanced, sensitive and artistic films behind them (although, obviously, not without a patchy sexual history on Polanski's… » 5/25/13 5:00pm 5/25/13 5:00pm

Former Teenager Who Was Raped By Roman Polanski Is Writing a Memoir

The 13-year-old who Roman Polanski raped — hey, people/Associated Press, let's remember he was not "convicted of having sex with" her but convicted of forcing a young teenager to have oral, anal, and vaginal sex with him — is now 47 and writing a tell-all memoir called The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman… » 10/10/12 12:50pm 10/10/12 12:50pm

Taylor Swift Cheats on a Kennedy With a Schwarzenegger

This is probably, prrrrrobably not true, but feelings-haver Taylor Swift may have made an enemy of Camelot by attempting to collect Kennedy boys like Pokémon. Apparently Tay-Tay made out with Patrick Schwarzenegger at a family event she attended with her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, and the whole clan except Conor is… » 10/10/12 9:00am 10/10/12 9:00am

Roman Polanski Finally Admits 13-Year-Old Girl Was His 'Victim'

In a new documentary, Roman Polanski publicly admits for the first time that he actually hurt Samantha Geimer when he raped her back in 1977. » 9/28/11 10:00am 9/28/11 10:00am

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Polanski's Victim Gives Surprising Account Of Her Rape

Roman Polanski's rape victim appeared on Larry King last night to speak about the crime for the first time in years. She forgave Polanski, but isn't forgiving the media. » 10/08/10 10:49am 10/08/10 10:49am

Jessica Simpson Vomits While Singing For The Troops

Lindsay Lohan Won't Do Jail Time For Failed Drug Tests

Polanski Apologist Becomes Anti-Stoning Advocate

Bernard-Henri Levy, the mastermind of the celebrity petition to free Roman Polanski, has now started a campaign to persuade the Iranian government to spare Sakineh Ashtiani from stoning. He's an odd man for the job. » 8/23/10 9:30am 8/23/10 9:30am

New Polanski Victim Says She Was Handcuffed, Drugged, Raped

A third woman has come forward to accuse Roman Polanski of rape — she says he handcuffed and assaulted her when she was 21, three years before his infamous rape of Samantha Geimer. » 7/27/10 9:30am 7/27/10 9:30am

Supermodels Annoyed By Lady Gaga; Zsa Zsa Gabor Hospitalized

The Polanski Blame Game Begins!

Los Angeles and federal authorities are arguing about whose fault it is that Roman Polanski wasn't extradited. But some Swiss papers say their government was swayed by his wealth and fame. » 7/16/10 9:30am 7/16/10 9:30am

Polanski's Fugitive Status Could Still Mess Up His Travel Plans

Roman Polanski may be off house arrest, but he'll still have to import his tea and cannoli — because of extradition treaties, he can't travel to Britain or Italy. Germany and Austria, however, are a-okay. » 7/14/10 10:46am 7/14/10 10:46am

Should The Victim Decide Polanski's Fate?

Roman Polanski's victim Samantha Geimer hopes that now that Switzerland has refused to extradite the director, his case is "over once and for all." But should her wishes matter? » 7/13/10 12:10pm 7/13/10 12:10pm