Director Roman Polanski accused actress Valentine Monnier of raping her "extremely violent" in 1975, when she was just 18, according to an interview with artist Le Parisien.
Director Roman Polanski, accused of raping an "extremely violent" 18-year-old French actress
The 86-year-old director is accused of raping young women while on a ski resort in Switzerland in Gstaad.
Monnier, now 62, said he had no relationship with the director, either personally or professionally and barely knew him. The actress claimed the rape was "extremely violent".
"He hit me with his fists until I relented and raped me doing all the other things," Monnier admitted.
A French lawyer representing Polanski, Hervé Temime, forwarded a statement to Le Parisien from the director, who firmly denied all allegations of rape, noting that complaints "45 years old were never handed over to the competent authorities".
Valentine Monnier appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan 1977.
Monnier said he made the announcement against releasing the latest Polan movie "J & # 39; Accuse."
"Rape is a clock bomb," Monnier explained. "The memory is not erased. It becomes a persecuted fraud and affects you in the most threatening way."
Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977, when he was charged with having sex with a minor, after 13-year-old Samantha Greimer accused him of drunkenness and drugs.
He served 42 days in prison and was released after an appointment. He fled to France when asked to serve another 90 days in prison, according to People.
US authorities tried to extradite him to no avail and the case was not closed despite the fact that the victim, Greimer, at the time, demanded that the legal process be closed.
The director was also accused in October 2017 of raping German actress Renate Langer in Gstaad in 1972. She was 15 at the time. The director's lawyer also described the allegations as "unfounded".
Roman Polanski was born in 1933 in Paris and is known as a director, producer, actor and screenwriter. He grew up in Poland. During World War II, his family was deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp by the Nazis. Only his father survived. The novel managed to hide from the stage when the family was imprisoned in the Krakow ghetto. He made his debut as a filmmaker in communist Poland, with internationally successful short films. His first feature, Knife in the Water, was the first Oscar-nominated field production in 1962. He emigrated to France and made award-winning films at the Berlin International Film Festival ("Volleyball" and "Foundation"), before settling in Hollywood in 1968. He directed major productions in the United States such as "Rosemary & # 39; s Baby" Or "Chinatown." In 1969, his wife, who was pregnant at the time, actress Sharon Tate and four family friends were brutally murdered by supporters of Charles Manson in Los Angeles. He continued to make films in Europe and the United States until 1977 "They did not accuse him of drugging and raping a minor. After leaving America, he made films such as" Tess "(1979), and with Nastassia Kinski he brought Cesar the Best Picture and Best Director, and in 2002 he won three Production Oscars." Pianist, "with Adrien Brody. The American Film Academy has voted to expel Roman Polanski from its lineup in 2018, against the backdrop of the #metoo campaign.
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