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    Quentin Tarantino Apologizes for Defending Roman Polanski

    He’s under the gun. The Pulp Fiction director personally and publicly apologized for recently unearthed comments he made in a 2003 Howard Stern interview, when he said Samantha Geimer “wanted to have it” when Polanski raped the 13-year-old in 1977. “I was ignorant and insensitive,” Tarantino wrote, explaining that he was provocatively playing “devil’s advocate.” The director’s been coming to terms with his close collaboration with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, and his controversies may continue with his upcoming film about the Manson family, which features Polanski as a character.

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