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Roman Polanski rape victim’s memoir features cover with haunting backstory

The woman Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with when she was 13 has penned a memoir to tell her story. Her name is Samantha Geimer and the books title is “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.”

The image on the cover is Geimer. Further: it is a photograph that Roman Polanksi took of her in 1977, three weeks before the notorious night that changed both of their lives.

The cover is a haunting close-up shot of the teenage Geimer (then known by her maiden name, Samantha Gailey), taken on Feb. 20, 1977, less than three weeks before Polanski drugged and raped her at Jack Nicholson‘s Mulholland Drive home during a modeling shoot when he also gave her alcohol and a quaalude.

But the photo comes with a surprising twist: It was taken by Polanski himself.

He took the pictures during his first photo session with Geimer, now 50, at her home in Woodland Hills, a session in which the director coaxed the young girl to pose topless for him in some of the shots.

Using the photo was part of Geimer’s strategy to reclaim her story.

Since the incident, the media has always illustrated the story with a picture of Polanski. Geimer finally wanted to put her own face on the story, and this picture reflected the starting point for her.

Rep Weiners Facebook conversation

Rep Weiners 5th Facebook flirt girl has been revealed and Radar has accessed conversations between the Democratic Congressman and another girl:

TRANSCRIPTS FROM FACEBOOK CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN REP. ANTHONY WIENER AND LAS VEGAS BLACKJACK DEALER LISA WEISS

Bold test is from Rep. Weiner

dunno. make me an offer i can’t refuse.

to get us in the mood. first we watch back to back episodes of the daily show and colbert report…then, to really spice things up we go deface all of my neighbor’s sharon angle yard signs…then when we are really hot we go to the bookstore and cover all of the glen beck books with copies of “the audacity of hope!”…i do this about once a week (you can tell i am a very exciting girl!)…or if this i not your thing, we can just get drunk and have mad, passionate sex!

why choose? with me behind you can’t we both watch daily show?

Hhaha! see…you are always thinking! you are so right…aahhh the perfect liberal evening!

i hear liberal girls are very, uh, accommodating of others

of course! it is all about taking care of the little guy!

little?! ouch. you’d be surprised how big’

That was from September 21st 2010. The following exchange is from September 22nd 2010

i am drunk and thinking about you…what have u done u done to me? i am being bold and leaving u my number..call me 702 *** ****!

i am super drunk right now..ooops! and zoo want to talk to u! am i like a Facebook stalker? am i allowed to drunk dial a congressman? i think u r so totally hot and u r lucky i don’t have your number right now…

how did i miss this chance to rock your world by phone? give me another chance! stalk me baby, very hot

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Rep Weiner wrapped in Twitter Pic Scandal dubbed “Weinergate”

The Democrat Congressman from New York blames an account hacking for a provocative picture being sent on Twitter:

Rep. Anthony Weiner says social networking identity hacking is to blame for the lewd material that a conservative news website reported was sent from his Twitter and yfrog handles to an unidentified woman in Seattle.

The New York Democrat told POLITICO he thought it “obvious” that his account had been taken over, and he tweeted that his Facebook account had been hacked with the abbreviation “FB hacked.”

A recreation of the Twitter timeline:

@RepWeiner @(name redacted) http://yfrog.com/h25m3luj 13 hours, 59 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner
Killng me!! RT @kknapp1: @RepWeiner that is a tragedy! #EpicGame
13 hours, 54 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner my tivo ate the hockey game! #WhoCanISue?
13 hours, 55 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner @kknapp1 just kill me now.
13 hours, 52 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner
Tivo eats the hockey game and Versus taunts me with endless postgame. #IsThisHell?
13 hours ago reply
@RepWeiner
Followers of my lame hockey tweets recall i picked tb and nashville. #NotSoBrilliant
12 hours, 50 minutes ago reply
@RepWeiner
Tivo shot. FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next? #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal
12 hours, 36 minutes ago reply

Rep. Weiner claims that his Facebook account was hacked. We were unable, at this late hour, to reach anyone at Congressman Weiner’s offices for comment.

Why won’t Weiner call for an official investigation of his alleged hacking?

I don’t agree much with Rep. Weiner politically, but he’s a congressman and this is a serious crime he’s alleging. Not to mention that identity theft can happen to any of us at any time. Therefore, Rep. Weiner must call for an official investigation. He owes it to himself, to all other victims of cybercrime, and to his fellow members of Congress who might also be at risk. Defrauding someone’s online accounts in order to embarrass and defame them is unconscionable. The culprit must be brought to justice.

And if Rep. Weiner doesn’t want an investigation, somebody should ask him why not.

More info here.

P.S. His Twitter account is @RepWeiner. I have expressed my support and asked when he’s announcing an investigation to prevent this hacker from striking again. Stay tuned.

P.P.S. @RepWeiner is a verified Twitter account. Usually when a verified account is hacked, Twitter shuts it down while they investigate. But it’s still there.

P.P.P.S. Has the hacker been found already?

Rep. Weiner Spokesperson Lies To ‘New York Post’

An analysis of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter timeline has already been done here at Big Government that clearly shows Weiner’s Twitter account had been publicly silent for 3 hrs. and 24 mins. prior to the Tweeting of the inappropriate image. Consequently, there was no Tweet about a hockey game “just a few minutes earlier.” Therefore, that statement simply isn’t true.

The New York Post also completely ignores Weiner’s earlier twitter reference to the City of Seattle in a Tweet that remains on his feed. For whatever reason, the Congressman added the hashtag #Thats545InSeattleIThink to a Tweet announcing the time of an upcoming appearance on MSNBC. Reportedly, the young woman the lewd photograph was sent to lives in … Seattle.
Also missing from the NY Post’s story is an explanation for how a hacking of Weiner’s Facebook account could lead to a Yfrog image being posted in his public Twitter feed. But by far, the most glaring hole is the question everyone, including Politico, is asking: Has Rep. Weiner reported this alleged hacking to the authorities?

Weinergate: MSM ignores trifecta of sex, politics, and a rising political star

So ask yourself: how does the MSM justify all but ignoring something so juicy? And then if you’re still not convinced of the story’s newsworthiness, remind yourself that these events are not unfolding in one of those odd, square-shaped states our journalist-class fly over every once in a while. This is a New York story that involves the trifecta of politics, sex, and a rising political star. Furthermore, the icing on the cake is Bill and Hillary Clinton. Last July, in a ceremony officiated by former President Clinton himself, Rep. Weiner married Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin.

Now, please don’t bother to answer any of the above questions. They were rhetorical and answered by the “D” after Rep. Weiner’s name. Naturally, the hacking of a Facebook account connected to one of the best known and most outspoken Democrats in Congress is a bonafide story … unless you’re afraid of where that story might lead. And if you’re interested in what a WeinerGate story looks like when a news outlet is terrified afraid of where it might lead, read this.

And while you’re reading that and wondering where all the coverage is, here’s a refresher course in Congressional sex scandals that did manage to dominate the news over the past few years. No doubt you’ll find a few of these names familiar: Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign, Chris Lee, and Mark Foley. To answer your question… Yes, they’re all Republicans.