German Actress Accuses Roman Polanski of Rape

Director has now been accused of assault by four women

Last Updated: October 4, 2017 @ 4:08 PM

Roman Polanski’s sexual assault allegations are back in the spotlight after former German actress Renate Langer reported to Swiss police Tuesday that the “Chinatown” director raped her when she was 15.

According to The New York Times, the 61-year-old Langer claims the assault occurred at a house in Gstaad in February 1972. She is the fourth woman to accuse Polanski of assault. Polanski’s lawyer, Harland Braun, has declined comment.

Polanski in 1977 pleaded guilty in the United States to having unlawful sex with Samantha Geimer – aged 13 at the time – but fled the country before he could be sentenced.

In August, a woman only referred to as Robin told reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles that she was “sexually victimized” by Polanski when she was 16 in 1973. She said she came out now about the assault after Geimer asked authorities to close her case against Polanski.

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