Roman Polanski Accused of 'Extremely Violent' 1975 Rape

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Roman Polanski, 86, is being accused of another sexual assault. The Chinatown director is being accused of raping Valentine Monnier in 1975 when she was 18, according to reports.

The alleged attack occurred at Polanski’s chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. Monnier, 62, a filmmaker detailed the assault in Le Parisien, saying it happened after they finished skiing, adding that it was “extremely violent.”

“I had no links with him, neither personal nor professional, and hardly knew him,” Monnier, a former model, said. 

She added: “The reaction time is not worth forgetting. Rape is a time bomb.”

Through his lawyer, the Oscar-winning director  “firmly denies all accusations of rape”, adding that the allegations “which date back 45 years have never been reported to judicial authorities.”

Polanski is also fighting the Academy, who ousted him from its ranks after the #MeToo movement gained steam. He famously fled the U.S. in 1978 ahead of his sentencing after pleading guilty to statutory rape.