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Sport Roman Polanski Denies Rape Allegation by Valentine Monnier

00:50  11 november  2019
00:50  11 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The French actress Valentine Monnier has accused director Roman Polanski of raping her in 1975 when she was 18 years old. Polanski ’s French attorney also denied Monnier ’s allegations to Le Parisien and said that he deplored the publication of these allegations 44 years after the fact so close

A lawyer for Roman Polanski said he “firmly denied ” the latest accusations.Credit Julien De PARIS — A French photographer has accused the director Roman Polanski of violently raping her in 1975 The director said at the time that he rejected the “unfounded allegations .” He remains wanted in the

Responding to French actress Valentine Monnier’s accusation of rape, a lawyer for Roman Polanski has issued a statement saying that the filmmaker denied the allegations and was considering suing the newspaper that published Monnier’s story.

  Roman Polanski Denies Rape Allegation by Valentine Monnier © Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

In an article in Le Parisien on Friday, Monnier alleged that Polanski raped her violently at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1975. The allegation cannot result in any criminal charges because Switzerland’s 20-year statute of limitations has passed.

In a statement issued to Agence-France Presse on Sunday, Polanski’s French attorney, Hervé Témime, said that the filmmaker “most firmly contests the accusation of rape….We are considering taking legal action against this publication.” Témime said Polanski “will not participate in the media trial, and me neither.”

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A French actress is accusing expatriate homunculus Roman Polanski of violently raping her at a Variety reports that, in an interview with French daily Le Parisien on Friday, Valentine Monnier , 62, accused Polanski , 86 Polanski ’s French lawyer says that Roman “strongly denies the allegations .”

Roman Polanski may sue the French newspaper that published accusations he raped a former Valentine Monnier , a photographer and former actress, recounted an "extremely violent" assault and rape The claims, all denied by Polanski , nevertheless forced him to abandon the presidency of the

The lawyer added that the allegation “concerns facts that are 45 years old. Never has this accusation been brought to Polanski’s knowledge, and neither to a judicial institution, except for a letter sent to the California prosecutor two years ago, according to Le Parisien.” Témime said that “it’s impossible after so much time to gather all the necessary elements to conduct a [proper] investigation.”

Polanski has been living in exile in France since fleeing the U.S. in 1978, before he could be sentenced after pleading guilty to having sex with 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 U.S. jurisdiction.

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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

Roman Polanski has been accused of raping a teen in 1975. French actress Valentine Monnier made the claim on Friday in a victim statement given to 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

In spite of the controversy that has surrounded Polanski for the past decades, he was able to get his new film, “An Officer and a Spy” (“J’accuse”), financed mainly out of France with a budget of $21 million, making it one of the country’s most ambitious films this year. But the new allegation by Monnier has cast cloud over the film’s imminent release in France on Wednesday on more than 500 screens. On Sunday, the movie’s leading actor, Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin, canceled an appearance on a primetime newscast to promote the film.

On the critical front, “An Officer and a Spy” has been applauded. It world premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize, and has just garnered four European Film Awards nominations. “An Officer and a Spy” has also been bought by distributors in several territories.

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Roman Polanski is facing new accusations of sexual assault. The 86-year-old director has been accused of raping French actress Valentine Monnier in 1975 when she was 18 years old, according to Le Parisien via The Guardian. In an interview with the French newspaper, Monnier , now 62, alleged

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