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Entertainment Roman Polanski accused of raping French actress in 1975

03:30  09 november  2019
03:30  09 november  2019 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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Roman Polanski has been accused of raping a teen in 1975 . French actress Valentine Monnier made the claim on Friday in a victim Polanski — who is currently wanted in the United States having pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old in 1977 — firmly denies the new accusations .

A French actor has alleged that filmmaker Roman Polanski raped her in 1975 when she was 18 years old. Valentine Monnier told Le Parisien in a story that published Friday that the Hollywood director raped her at a ski chalet in Switzerland. According to Monnier, she was at Polanski ’s chalet with

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A French actress accused director Roman Polanski on Friday of raping her at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1975.

Valentine Monnier told Le Parisien that the director violently raped her when she was 18-years-old. The publication also spoke with several people who offered corroboration, saying she had told them of the incident shortly afterward.

Roman Polanski standing in front of a crowd: Controversial director Roman Polanski has been accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in 1975.© Getty Controversial director Roman Polanski has been accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in 1975.

Polanski is not facing any legal action in France over this alleged rape since the country has a 20-year statute of limitation. But Monnier said she was moved to speak out now due to the release of Polanski's latest film, An Officer and a Spy (J'Accuse), which hits cinemas in France next week where Gaumont will give it a wide release. The movie world premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize and earned mostly positive reviews.

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A French woman has accused Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski of raping her in a Swiss ski resort when she was a teenager. His new film on the persecution of French Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus, J’ accuse , premieres next week. Valentine Monnier told Le Parisien newspaper that

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"Rape is a time bomb," she told the publication. "The memory does not fade. It becomes a ghost and it follows you, and it changes you insidiously."

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"I denounce this crime knowing that there can't be any punishment, in an attempt to end exceptions, impunity. Public figures are being considered as models. By sacralising the guilty ones, we prevent people from realising the serious consequences of their acts," added Monnier.

Polanski has been living in exile in France since fleeing the U.S. in 1978, before he could be sentenced on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl. Numerous efforts over the years to resolve the case with Los Angeles prosecutors have gone nowhere, as Polanski has refused to return and submit to US jurisdiction.

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A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by director Roman Polanski , who has a new film being released in France. Le Parisien said the woman, Valentine Monnier, alleges she was raped in 1975 at Polanski 's chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, when she was 18.

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski was accused by a French former model and actress on Friday of raping her at his Swiss ski resort when she Valentine Monnier said the director allegedly raped her at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1975 , reports The Straits Times. This is the latest

a close up of Roman Polanski in a white shirt and black hair: Studio portrait of Roman Polanski in 1975.© Getty Studio portrait of Roman Polanski in 1975.

Monnier told Le Parisien that she didn't know Polanski personally when she agreed to go skiing at his chalet with a group of friends in the winter of 1975. After dinner one evening, she said Polanski called her upstairs. "Life had not trained me to be suspicious," she told the paper. When she got upstairs, she said Polanski was naked. He attacked her, hit her and ripped off her clothes, before raping her, she claims.

Polanski's French attorney, Herve Temime, told the paper that the filmmaker strongly denies the allegations. Temime said he deplored the publication of the allegations — 44 years after the fact — on the eve of the release of Polanski's film.

The selection of Polanski's film at Venice and its subsequent win had sparked a backlash to which Samantha Geimer, the woman Polanski raped in 1975 when she was 13, reacted with a tweet congratulating the helmer.

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Roman Polanski . Photo: Francois G. Durand/Getty Images. The French actress Valentine Monnier has accused director Roman Polanski of raping her in 1975 when she was 18 years old. Monnier spoke about the incident to Le Parisien, and (as translated in Variety)

In March 1977, film director Roman Polanski was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Geimer (/ˈɡeɪmər/), a 13-year-old girl – rape by use of drugs, perversion

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"For all those who insult, degrade and use me, who tweet about my statutory rape as if it is porn, excited to use vulgar words, excited by your hatred. Congratulations to Roman," wrote Geimer.

Polanski himself had reacted to the backlash in an interview published in the press notes of A Soldier and a Spy which triggered even more criticism. Comparing himself to his film's protagonist, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, the French-Jewish officer who was unfairly accused of spying for Germany in the late 1890s, Polanski said "I can see the same determination to deny the facts and condemn me for things I have not done."

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