A fourth woman has accused director Roman Polanski of sexual assault.
Former German actress Renate Langer filed a report with Swiss police claiming that Polanski raped her in Gstaad in February 1972, when she was just 15 years old, according to a report acquired by the New York Times.
Langer, 61, said she met Polanski while working at a modeling agency in Munich during high school.
He allegedly raped her at his home when she visited him in Gstaad, then again a month later in Rome where she had a small role in his movie “Che?”
Langer said she had not told police until now because she was worried about her parents’ reactions; her mother died two years ago and her father died over the summer.
“My mother would have had a heart attack,” she said, according to the Times. “I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo.”
Polanski, 84, was arrested in 1977 for sexually assaulting 13-year-old Samantha Gailey (now Geimer) during a Vogue photo shoot and pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
He fled the country in February 1978, hours before he was rumored to be sentenced to 50 years in prison.
The “Rosemary’s Baby” director was arrested again in September 2009 in Switzerland but Swiss police refused to extradite the director and he was released from house arrest in July 2010.
On Monday, during a rare press interview at the Zurich Film Festival, Polanski accused the judges involved in the Gailey case of being corrupt and “covering” for each other.
“As far as what I did: It’s over. I pleaded guilty,” he told the Hollywood Reporter.
“I went to jail. I came back to the United States to do it, people forget about that, or don’t even know. I then was locked up here (in Zurich) after this festival. So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me.”
Since Gailey’s accusations, British actress Charlotte Lewis claimedthat Polanski “forced himself” on her when she was 16 and another woman, identified as Robin, said she was “sexually vicitimized” by him when she was 16.
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