Roman Polanski facing new sexual assault accusation from minor

LOS ANGELES (dpa) - A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by film director Roman Polanski when she was a minor made her accusation public at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The woman, identified only as "Robin" by her lawyer Gloria Allred, said she was sexually assaulted by Polanksi in 1973 when she was 16 years old.

The now 83-year-old Oscar winner pleaded guilty in California in 1977 to unlawful sexual intercourse with then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer.
"I am not over it," Robin said of her experience. "I am speaking out now so that Samantha and the world will know that she is not the only minor Roman Polanski victimized."
Robin also said she would be willing to testify in other sexual assault cases involving Polanski.
Geimer asked a judge to end the case against Polanski in April.
The French-Polish director admitted to statutory rape in the Geimer case and spent 42 days in prison, but fled to Europe in 1978 before his sentencing. He has since lived in France, Switzerland and Poland and refused to return to the US.
In 2010, British actress Charlotte Lewis said Polanksi sexually assaulted her in 1983 when she was a teenager - a claim which Polanski's lawyers rejected as a lie.

Wednesday, August 16th 2017

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