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Samantha Geimer has had to deal w being Roman Polanski’s only publicly know victim since she was 13.
The press abused her and her mother, I read it in the Los Angeles Times, heard the terrible things said about them from the mouths of adults in Malibu, they all sided w Polanski.
In 1977 Roman Polanski was not only given special treatment by the court, allowed to go work on a film, he was celebrated in the press while Sam and her mother were reviled. This is the culture that I lived in when being repeatedly sexually assaulted in as a child.
We can do better.

When a child says someone has hurt them, they are bravely asking for help.
Believe them.

When an adult survivor of child sexual assault speaks out after decades of living in shame and silence, often with PTSD, believe them.

Respond with kindness & love.
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