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Roman Polanski accused of sex with a minor for a second time

People magazine is reporting that Charlotte Lewis, a British actress who appeared in Roman Polanski's 1986 flop Pirates, held a press conference today alleging the director "forced himself" on her when she was 16 years old in a Paris apartment.

300_lewis_polanski_lr_051410  "[Polanski] sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was just 16," Lewis, 42, announced to the press in the Los Angeles office of her attorney. "He knew [how old I was] when he met me and forced himself upon me in his apartment in Paris. He took advantage of me and I have lived with the effects of his behavior ever since it occurred. I've traveled to the U.S. at my own expense to make sure that justice is finally done and that Mr. Polanski gets what he deserves. All I want is justice."

Polanski, whose most recent film, The Ghost Writer, was released in February, is currently under house arrest in Switzerland fighting extradition efforts by L.A. authorities. Polanski fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

In response to the new charges, Polanski's lawyer issued the following statement: "We don't have any information about statements made at a Gloria Allred press conference today, but we do know that the District Attorney continues to refuse to provide the Swiss government with accurate and complete information relevant to the extradition issue."


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And why would France not bring him back to the US to face what he deseves is beyond me? Shame on you France!

Jack Harrington

There is something more than a little bit flaky about the timing of this. If it looks too shaky to be true, it usually is...


So traumatised she went on to act in his films later on!

Earnest Cave



Nice comment Rossettio!! ppl like ypu are the reason women don't come forward. Keep your nasty comments to yourself. This woman has nothing to gain other than maybe some type of closure once that pervert is in jail.


Its not France its Switzerland.


SHE IS FULL OF IT............


Whether or not she is full of it, he STILl raped an underage girl in the 70's and ran away instead of doing his time. He's a piece of shit.

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