Another person has come forward to say that Chinatown director Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her as a minor.
Variety reports that high-profile attorney Gloria Allred is representing the yet-unidentified woman, the third accuser to say that Polanski assaulted them when they were minors. The woman and Allred are expected to announce further details at a press conference on Tuesday.
Polanski famous pleaded guilty to raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1979, serving 42 days in jail but fled the country after he was released, and ahead of his sentencing. He has been living as a fugitive in Europe since then, and currently resides in France with his family. In 2009, Swiss police acting on a United States warrant arrested Polanski when he arrived for the Zurich Film Festival, but the Swiss government later released him.
Through his attorney, Polanski has made numerous attempts to avoid further penalties. In recent months he has tried to make a deal with a Los Angeles judge that he will return to the United States to face his fugitive warrant if he is guaranteed to avoid further jail time, asked to be sentenced in absentia, and asked the District Attorney to dismiss the case altogether.
In 2010, British actress Charlotte Lewis accused Polanski of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16 years old, during casting for the 1986 film Pirates. Lewis is also represented by Allred, who represented Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand.
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