Oscar winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino apologises to rape victim years after he made offensive remarks

February 9th, 2018 | by Yusuf Zay
Oscar winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino apologises to rape victim years after he made offensive remarks
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The Oscar-winning screenwriter has been in the news as of late, most recently for resurfaced comments he made in an interview with Howard Stern back in 2003.

 

During the conversation, Stern broached the subject of fellow director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer.

How come Hollywood embraces this madman, this director who raped a 13-year-old?” Stern asked Tarantino at the time.

He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape,” the director responded. “To me, when you use the word ‘rape’, alright, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down. It’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world.”

He continued: “Throwing the word ‘rape’ around is like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It just doesn’t apply to everything that people use it for. He was guilty of having sex with a minor.

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That she didn’t want to have,” co-host Robin Quivers had interjected.

No, that was not the case at all. She wanted to have it,” he had retorted at the time.

Geimer has since reacted to Tarantino’s resurfaced comments, telling The Daily News, “I’m not upset, but I would probably feel better if he realises now that he was wrong, after 15 years, after hearing the facts. Nobody has to be pissed off on my behalf. I’m okay.”

It seems Tarantino has learned his lesson. On Thursday, the Django Unchained writer issued a public statement acknowledging his ignorance and apologised. Issuing a message via Indiewire, the screenwriter says:

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“I want to publicly apologise 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 realise 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.”

 

Source: E! News.

 

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  1. sandra akomas says:

    It’s not good but let it be bagone

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