Quentin Tarantino released an official apology to Samantha Greimer for comments he made on Howard Stern’s talk show back in 2003. During the chat between Howard and Quentin, the director suggested that Roman had consensual sex with a 13-year-old, Samantha Geimer.
Stern asked him during the conversation why Hollywood continues to embrace Roman who allegedly “raped a 13-year-old girl?”
The director told him, “he had sex with a minor. That’s not rape.” He continued by stating that having consensual sex is not rape, which as he described, is one of the most violent acts there is.
His co-host, Robin Quivers, said it was “sex that she didn’t want to have.” In an interview with The Daily News, Greimer said she wasn’t “upset” by his comments after fifteen years but wanted no one to be “pi*sed off” on her behalf. She said, “I’m okay.”
On Thursday, Tarantino released a statement stating that he was ignorant and speculated on a situation about which he knew nothing.
He said, “I realize how wrong I was,” and that Samanta was “raped by Roman Polanski,” contrary to what he thought and said at the time.
Additionally, Tarantino admitted he was “playing the devil’s advocate” for the sake of being provocative and was “truly sorry” for that.
As you may know, the Pulp Fiction director is currently in hot water for allegedly subjecting Uma Thurman to uncomfortable situations including a dangerous car crash. The news of the incident comes after she accused Harvey Weinstein of “assaulting” her over 15 years ago.
While Weinstein hasn’t discussed many accusations publicly, but he did address Thurman’s allegations and stated he did, in fact, make an “awkward pass” at her many years ago. However, according to the disgraced producer, an attack never took place.