Roman Polanski has been accused of raping a teen in 1975.
French actress Valentine Monnier made the declare on Friday in a sufferer assertion given to French newspaper Le Parisien.
The now 62-year-old stated she had simply turned 18 when the movie director “violently raped” her in a Swiss ski chalet.
She claimed she was breaking her silence now, 44 years later, as a result of she was triggered by Polanki’s newest movie “An Officer and a Spy” (named “J’accuse” in France), a couple of man who’s wrongfully convicted of treason and imprisoned for all times… which she claims is an tried allegory of Polanki’s personal state of affairs.
Polanski — who’s at the moment needed in the USA having pleaded responsible to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old in 1977 — firmly denies the brand new accusations.
Monnier claims she did not actually know Polanski on the time, and was invited on the snowboarding journey to the Alps by a mutual good friend.
She stated that at one stage she ended up in a ski carry alone with the then 42-year-old, who requested her in coarse language: “Do you wish to have intercourse?”
She declined. Later that night time she stated Polanski got here into her room bare, tore off her garments, beat her till she surrendered, and raped her.
She stated different friends on the chalet inspired her to maintain silent about it, though she doesn’t title them. She stated she feared Polanski would kill her to forestall her telling anybody.
Polanski, who lives in Paris, couldn’t now be prosecuted for the alleged crime, because the statute of limitations has lengthy handed.
TooFab has contacted reps for Polanski in search of remark.
In September, “An Officer and a Spy” gained the Grand Jury Prize, the Silver Lion, on the Venice Movie Competition. The 86-year-old didn’t choose the award up in individual out of concern of extradition, sending his 53-year-old spouse Emmanuelle Seigner in his stead.
Whereas jury chair, Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel, defended the choice to incorporate the movie but in addition stated she wouldn’t congratulate the winner, claiming: “I do not separate the person from the artwork.”
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