Following the news that Roman Polanski is making another film about a man accused of a crime he didn’t commit, the Hollywood world is shocked and has thus far had a mixed response.
This past week, Esquire wrote about the movie’s awkward placement in the #MeToo era, and that didn’t go over well with Samantha Geimer, the woman who Polanski allegedly had sex with in 1977. She was just 13-years-old at that time.
In a tweet, she said, “Roman hardly needed a #MeToo comeback.” She added, “This is all you’ve got Esquire?” insinuating that they’re throwing a man under the bus who served his time years ago.
“I’ve grown up, why can’t everyone else,” the star remarked. As some have noted, Polanski never actually served anytime in jail, and fled the country when he found out that he was going to get a guilty conviction.
Roman hardly need a #MeToo comeback. This is all you've got Esquire, attacking a man who has apologize and made amends years ago? Pleaded guilty served his time. Abused along with his "victim" by the same insane judge. I've grown up, why can't everyone else.
— Samantha Jane Geimer (@sjgeimer) September 30, 2018
Interestingly, in her Twitter profile, it says that she’s been fighting “losing battles since 1977.” In the past, she’s made comments of a similar nature, explaining that people need to move on, the same way she has.
During a conversation with IndieWire earlier in the year, she showed a hand-written apology written by the director himself. Polanski’s case, as many film enthusiasts know, is quite similar to that of Woody Allen, who has been accused of molesting his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a young girl.
Ever since the allegations surfaced in the early 1990’s, Woody’s case has repeatedly come up in the press, with several actors and actresses condemning him, while others stand up for Allen.
Many in Hollywood have suggested performers are only sympathetic to both men because they’re talented directors, arguably, some of the best of all time. Polanski has filmed classics like Rosemary’s Baby, and Allen directed Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona.