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    Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape


    A French photographer said the director hit her and assaulted her when she was 18. She is the sixth woman to publicly accuse him of sexual abuse.


    PARIS — A French photographer has accused the director Roman Polanski of violently raping her in 1975 in his ski chalet in Switzerland when she was 18, adding to the list of several women who have publicly accused Mr. Polanski of sexually abusing them as teenagers.
    The director, who is preparing to release a film on Wednesday dealing with themes of injustice, “firmly denied” the latest accusation, his lawyer said.
    In a letter published online Friday by the French newspaper Le Parisien, the photographer, Valentine Monnier, 62, said she was breaking 44 years of silence after a recent interview by Mr. Polanski. In it, the director suggested that he was a victim of persecution, like the main subject of his new film, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish military officer wrongly convicted of treason in what remains France’s most notorious miscarriage of justice.
    “Is it credible to hear somebody say, ‘I accuse’ when they have branded you and forbidden you, the victim, to accuse him?” Ms. Monnier said in an interviewpublished by the same newspaper.


    A lawyer for Mr. Polanski, Hervé Temime, said on Saturday: “For 45 years, these accusations have never been reported to judicial authorities. I strongly deplore their publication a few days before the release of his film.”
    Ms. Monnier told Le Parisien that she went to Mr. Polanski’s chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in the winter of 1975 with friends, but had not known him personally. When the group went skiing, she said, he propositioned her in vulgar terms while they were seated together on a ski lift, and she declined.



    Later that evening, after returning to the chalet from dinner, Mr. Polanski called her upstairs, she said. “Life had not yet trained me to be suspicious,” she told the paper. When Ms. Monnier arrived on the top landing, she continued, Mr. Polanski emerged naked and threw himself on her, striking her, tearing off her clothes and then raping her.
    “I was totally shocked,” she told the paper. “I weighed 50 kilos. Polanski was small but muscular and at 42 was in the prime of his life. He got the upper hand in two minutes.”
    She said she remembered fearing she would die. “I said to myself, this is Roman Polanski. He can’t take the risk that this would be known, so he will have to kill me.”


    Mr. Polanski later apologized to her in tears, she said.
    Ms. Monnier said she wanted to speak publicly in order to bring an end to “idolizing the guilty ones.”
    Mr. Polanski has lived in France since 1978, when he fled the United States before sentencing after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Because the statute of limitations for rape is 20 years in France, her accusation cannot lead to an investigation or prosecution. “I denounce this crime knowing that there can’t be any punishment, in an attempt to end exceptions, impunity,” she said in Le Parisien.
    In an email to The New York Times on Saturday, Ms. Monnier declined to comment further.
    Le Parisien reported that it had spoken with members of Ms. Monnier’s entourage, including a close friend, family members and her then-boyfriend, who corroborated her story.
    Mr. Polanski’s new film, known in English as “An Officer and a Spy,” is titled “J’Accuse” in French, after the famous open letter in which the writer Émile Zola accused the French establishment of anti-Semitism and deception over the jailing of Dreyfus.
    In an interview published in August with a French writer discussing “An Officer and a Spy,” which is scheduled to be released in French theaters in the coming week, Mr. Polanski said: “There are moments of this story that I feel I’ve lived myself.
    “Every season there’s a new accusation, a new absurd story from a woman I’ve never seen in my life and who accuses me of things that supposedly happened a half century ago.”



    In 2017, a German former actress, Renate Langer, accused Mr. Polanski of raping her in 1972, when she was 15, also in his Gstaad chalet. Swiss prosecutors declined to pursue a rape investigation in that case, citing statute of limitations laws.
    Mr. Polanski has also been accused of sexual abuse by the British actress Charlotte Lewis, who said in 2010 that the director abused her in 1983, when she was 16; and by a woman publicly identified only as Robin, who in 2017 said that he had “sexually victimized” her in 1973, when she was 16.
    Also in 2017, an artist, Marianne Barnard, accused Mr. Polanski of molesting her in 1975, when she was 10. The director said at the time that he rejected the “unfounded allegations.”
    He remains wanted in the United States over the case involving the 13-year-old, Samantha Geimer, but France does not extradite its citizens. Judges have denied multiple requests from the director to drop the decades-old case.
    Feminist groups in France have regularly staged protests against Mr. Polanski, including outside a retrospective of his career at the prestigious Cinémathèque in October 2017.
    Although Ms. Monnier first spoke publicly on Friday, she had long made her story known to those close to her, she told Le Parisien. She said she also written about her accusation to France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron, to the culture minister and to the junior minister for gender equality, Marlène Schiappa, in 2018.
    Ms. Schiappa, in turn, wrote a letter to Ms. Monnier in March of that year, which The New York Times has obtained.


    In the letter, she praised Ms. Monnier for “breaking a 42-year-old silence,” and said she empathized with her pain, adding, “I understand your indignation.”
    Liz Alderman reported from Paris, and Elian Peltier from London.





    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/w...pe-france.html

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    As a result his new film exploded the French box office because people want to piss off "feminazies"
    I'm so over my own country
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    Of course victims just make this up because they want all the wonderful positive attention they get from speaking out.

    ^^^ sarcasm.
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    Whoa! Some french people are nasty assholes.

    We all love OUR french people here, though.

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    Rapist fuckball. No telling how many there really are.
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    I've wondered what his psychological profile is. His wife is murdered, then he rapes young women, he never returns to the US, he continues to make films, he gets married and has children, has major legal issues for 40 years and somehow he manages to have a life. Others would be dysfunctional and unable to live in society. And I bet that Officer movie is really good. It's a great story and I'm surprised no had made it before. France has had Polanski a long time. If the film gets released in the US I hope there is an uprising.
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    My goodness, what is this, you rape one girl and now people call you a rapist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I've wondered what his psychological profile is. His wife is murdered, then he rapes young women, he never returns to the US, he continues to make films, he gets married and has children, has major legal issues for 40 years and somehow he manages to have a life. Others would be dysfunctional and unable to live in society. And I bet that Officer movie is really good. It's a great story and I'm surprised no had made it before. France has had Polanski a long time. If the film gets released in the US I hope there is an uprising.
    To me this just means he has no regrets whatsoever, he probably doesn't even think he did something bad, and is probably just pissed he can't go to the US to get his precisous award in person.
    I can't understand how any woman would willingly live with this creep let alone have kids with him

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    My goodness, what is this, you rape one girl and now people call you a rapist
    Yeah jee, people really get carried away
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    The more I learned about Sharon Tate, the more I felt sorry about her life with Polanski even before she was murdered in CA while he was 'wrapping up filming' (allegedly having an affair) in Rome. She was apparently a very sweet and trusting girl and he was, as usual, doing whatever he wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I've wondered what his psychological profile is. His wife is murdered, then he rapes young women, he never returns to the US, he continues to make films, he gets married and has children, has major legal issues for 40 years and somehow he manages to have a life. Others would be dysfunctional and unable to live in society. And I bet that Officer movie is really good. It's a great story and I'm surprised no had made it before. France has had Polanski a long time. If the film gets released in the US I hope there is an uprising.

    He was also in a concentration camp as a child and lost his mother there. That is still no excuse for his behavior. In fact he should know better because he knows firsthand how damaging feeling powerless is.
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