A French actor has alleged that filmmaker Roman Polanski raped her in 1975 when she changed into as soon as 18 years old.
Valentine Monnier in point of fact helpful Le Parisien in a story revealed Friday that the Hollywood director raped her at a ski chalet in Switzerland. Per Monnier, she changed into as soon as at Polanski’s chalet with company within the winter of 1975 but did now no longer know him individually. She mentioned that he known as her upstairs after dinner one night, and that’s the attach she saw him bare. Monnier mentioned Polanski attacked her, hit her, ripped her garments off, and raped her.
The newspaper spoke to several folks who mentioned Monnier in point of fact helpful them in regards to the alleged rape rapidly afterward.
“Existence had now no longer trained me to be suspicious,” Monnier in point of fact helpful Le Parisien. “Rape is a time bomb. The memory doesn’t go. It turns into a ghost and it follows you, and it adjustments you insidiously.”
It is the most stylish sexual assault allegation towards the 86-12 months-old director, who fled the United States for France in 1978 after agreeing to plead guilty to collaborating in unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-12 months-old lady. He has remained in Europe ever since, combating off extradition requests from the US.
Monnier mentioned she wished to be in contact out in regards to the allegation now on memoir of Polanski’s most stylish film, J’Accuse (An Officer and a Be aware), hits theaters in France subsequent week. The film premiered at the Venice Movie Competition in September, a hit the Silver Lion Broad Jury Prize.
Polanski’s attorney in point of fact helpful Le Parisien that the director vehemently denies the allegations.
No topic Polanski’s absence from the US-essentially based ceremony, the director received an Academy Award as unbiased now no longer too lengthy within the past as 2003 for The Pianist, starring Adrien Brody. Then but again, in Would possibly well merely 2018, Polanski changed into as soon as expelled from the Academy of Circulate Image Arts and Sciences for failing to meet the organization’s standards of conduct.