Frenchwoman accuses Polanski of raping her as a teen

Fri Nov 8th, 2019 - Nationwide

French Polish director Roman Polanski speaks on stage after the preview of his last movie “J’accuse” (An Officer and a Spy) in Paris, on November 4, 2019. – French-Polish director Roman Polanski movie “J’accuse” (An Officer and a Spy) will be released in France on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

A Frenchwoman on Friday accused Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, whose new film on the persecution of French Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus premieres next week, of raping her in a Swiss ski resort when she was a teenager.

It is the latest accusation against the Polish-born director who fled to France in 1978 from the US after admitting the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.

The 86-year-old has been a fugitive ever since from the US justice system, despite repeated attempts to have him extradited.




source: Guardian