Saturday, 16 December, 2017

German actress accuses Roman Polanski of raping her when she was 15

Switzerland: New rape charge against Roman Polanski, the police opens an investigation Roman Polanski Accused of Rape by Former German Actress
Theodore Harris | 05 October, 2017, 00:29

The 61-year-old says the rape occurred at a house in Gstaad in February 1972.

Ms Langer, who had a career as an actress, was first introduced to Mr Polanski while she was working for a modeling agency in Munich as a child.

Ms Langer claimed that she did not tell of the alleged attack earlier as she didn't want to shame her parents, both of whom have now passed.

The Polish-born director took a few moments away from talking up the film to tell reporters that it was "unfortunate" that his new work and his other acclaimed films - "Rosemary's Baby", "Chinatown" and "The Pianist" - are now viewed through the filter of the sexual assault scandals that surround him, the Hollywood Reporter said.

In 2010, British actress Charlotte Lewis said Polanksi sexually assaulted her in 1983 when she was a teenager - a claim which Polanski's lawyers have rejected as a lie.

Polanski in 1977 pleaded guilty in the United States to having unlawful sex with Samantha Geimer - aged 13 at the time - but fled the country before he could be sentenced. Attracted by possibility of a casting, she would have visited Director in his house in Gstaad, where he allegedly raped her.

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Polanski's lawyer said his client had no comment, according to the newspaper.

'As far as what I did: It's over.

Robin said she was prompted to come forward out of anger after Geimer urged authorities to finally put her famous case to rest.

Polanski is said to have then apologized and cast Langer in a small role in his film Che. He has lived in France, Switzerland and Poland and has not returned to the United States since but still remains a fugitive from the USA justice system.

"I went to jail". I then was locked up here (in Zurich) after this festival. "This had an influence on all of my life". "So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me", noted Polanski. She claimed to be out of his silence following the statements of "Robin hood" made in August last, and because her parents were no longer alive.

The criminal complaint could spell more legal trouble for the Polish-French director, who is wanted by US authorities for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

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