A French actor has alleged that filmmaker Roman Polanski raped her in 1975 when she was 18 years outdated.
Valentine Monnier told Le Parisien in a narrative that printed Friday that the Hollywood director raped her at a ski chalet in Switzerland. Based on Monnier, she was at Polanski’s chalet with pals within the winter of 1975, however didn’t know him personally. She stated that he referred to as her upstairs after dinner one night time and that’s the place she noticed him bare. Monnier stated Polanski attacked her, hit her, ripped her garments off, and raped her.
The newspaper spoke to a number of individuals who stated Monnier instructed them in regards to the alleged rape shortly afterward.
“Life had not skilled me to be suspicious,” Monnier instructed Le Parisien. “Rape is a time bomb. The reminiscence doesn’t fade. It turns into a ghost and it follows you, and it adjustments you insidiously.”
It’s the newest sexual assault allegation towards the 86-year-old director, who fled from the US to France in 1978 after agreeing to plead responsible to participating in illegal sexual activity with a 13-year-old woman. He has remained in Europe ever since, combating off extradition requests from the US.
Monnier stated she wished to talk out in regards to the allegation now as a result of Polanski’s newest movie, J’Accuse (An Officer and a Spy), hits theaters in France subsequent week. The upcoming movie initially premiered on the Venice Movie Competition in September, successful the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize.
Polankski’s lawyer instructed Le Parisien that the director vehemently denies the allegations.
Regardless of Polanski’s absence, the director gained an Academy Award as not too long ago as 2003 for The Pianist, starring Adrien Brody. Nevertheless, in Might 2018, Polanski was expelled from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences for failing to fulfill the group’s requirements of conduct.