More bad news for Roman Polanski – another woman has come forward to accuse the famous director of sexual misconduct, all while he’s still trying to make his 1977 rape charges disappear. Charlotte Lewis, an actress who appeared in the 1986 Polanski film Pirates when she was sixteen years old, gave a press conference today alongside her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Lewis revealed that as a teen, Polanski forced himself on her. In her statement, she said:
“[Polanski] sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was just 16. 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.”
It is unclear what kind of legal action Lewis and Allred plan to take against Polanski, but Lewis said she was eager to testify him, which might only strengthen the case to get him extradited to the U.S.
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