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Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim

Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sex with a minor

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    In this June 15, 2016 file photo, Quentin Tarantino attends the 2016 AFI Conservatory commencement ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

    Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern.

    In a statement Thursday to IndieWire, Tarantino called his comments about Geimer "cavalier" and said he now realizes "how wrong I was." In the recently resurfaced interview Tarantino said that Geimer wasn't raped and that she "wanted to have it."

    Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sex with a minor. On Tuesday in an interview with the Daily News, Geimer said Tarantino "was wrong" and that she suspected he knew it.

    Tarantino earlier this week was much criticized over a dangerous car stunt on 2003's "Kill Bill" that injured actress Uma Thurman.