Tarantino explained that he believed Polanski’s story over Geimer’s, finding it more likely. ”The situation was not that she was against all this,” he said. “She was down to party with Roman.”

“She was 13, she doesn’t get to say she was down with the party,” Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers replied.

“I don’t believe that’s rape,” Tarantino added. “I mean not at 13, not for these 13-year-old party girls.”

In the years since Polanski’s conviction, at least four other women have come forward and said they were raped by Polanski when they were underage. Tarantino’s interview with Stern was conducted before those other allegations were made. Quartz’s attempts to reach Tarantino for comment were unsuccessful.

Last week, the New York Times published an interview with Thurman, a frequent star of Tarantino’s films, who said she felt pressured to perform a car stunt on the film Kill Bill despite her discomfort with the idea. “Quentin came in my trailer and didn’t like to hear no, like any director,” she told the Times. “He was furious because I’d cost them a lot of time.” Thurman ended up crashing the car into a tree, severely injuring her neck

In an interview with Deadline, Tarantino disputed that he was angry, but said that convincing Thurman to do the stunt was “the biggest regret of my life.” Last year, Tarantino also apologized for not speaking out about the allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, his frequent business partner and a producer on Kill Bill.

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