On the run from U.S. rape charge; star director Roman Polanski faces new underage rape accusation

A German actress and former model accused star director Roman Polanski of raping her when she was a teenager, as reported by Yahoo!

Renate Langer, now 61, told Swiss authorities that the 84-year-old director sexually assaulted her in the town of Gstaad when she was just 15. The assault is alleged to have occurred in 1972.

Swiss police confirmed Tuesday they were investigating the rape allegation against the Oscar-winning filmmaker, according to Fox News. St. Gallens police communications chief, Krusi Hanspeter, alleges Polanski met Langer in Munich before raping her in Switzerland.

The former model alleges Polanski got her alone by offering her a part in a movie. She also says she tried to fight back, to no avail.

Langer finally decided to approach police in part because her parents are no longer alive, the New York Times has reported.

“My mother would have had a heart attack. I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost….This had an influence on all of my life.”

All told, four women accused Polanski of sexually assaulting them while they were teenagers.

The most famous case occurred in 1977, with the filmmaker admitting to a California court that he raped 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. This guilty plea caused him to flee the country to avoid being jailed. Polanski is still a fugitive from the U.S. justice system.

In August, a woman who called herself Robin M, explained during a news conference in Los Angeles that the iconic filmmaker sexually assaulted her in 1973, when she was 16-years-old.

In 2010, the British actress Charlotte Lewis also accused Polanski of raping her when she was 16.

Polanski has not responded to this latest allegation of sexual assault. He did say, however, that he considers the Geimer case to be closed, despite never serving time for the rape.

“As far as what I did: It’s over. I pleaded guilty.”

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