Roman Polanski refutes new rape charges and “thinks of a judicial retaliation”

A French woman accuses Roman Polanski of having raped her in 1975 in Switzerland, when she was 18 years old. The facts denounced are prescribed.

Roman Polanski, accused by a French woman of having raped her in 1975, refutes this accusation “with the greatest firmness”, said Sunday, November 10 his lawyer. The director thinks “to the judicial consequences to bring” to the publication of this testimony in The Parisian. The lawyer specifies that the director, whose next film on the Dreyfus Affair leaves Wednesday in France, “will not participate in the media court and (him) not more”.

In a testimony published by The Parisian Friday night, Valentine Monnier, photographer, former model and who also played in a few films in the 80s, accuses Roman Polanski of having hit and raped in 1975 in Switzerland when she was eighteen.

The French, whose accusations are added to those of other women in recent years, all also refuted by Roman Polanski, said not to have filed a complaint for these facts, prescribed. But she claims to have decided to publicly bear this accusation because of the release in France of I accuse, which concerns a miscarriage of justice, the Dreyfus affair.

Valentine Monnier received Saturday the support of the actress Adèle Haenel, one of the most popular French actresses, who has himself accused in recent days the director Christophe Ruggia “touching” and “sexual harassment” when she was a teenager. Roman Polanski is still being sued by US justice as part of a minor diversion procedure launched in 1977.


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