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Woman: Polanski Forced Himself on Me When I Was a Teenager

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:03 pm

Knock me over with a feather:

A British woman came forward Friday alleging sexual assault against director Roman Polanski, who is currently under house arrest in Switzerland for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

In a press conference at her attorney Gloria Allred’s Los Angeles office, Charlotte Lewis, an actress who appeared in Polanski’s 1986 film “Pirates,” alleged that Polanski sexually abused her in the “worst way possible” when she was 16 years old. Lewis claims the attack took place in Paris in 1982, four years after he fled the U.S. to escape sentencing for the sexual assault of 13-year-old Samantha Geimer.

According to Lewis, now 42, Polanski was aware that she was 16 at the time when he “forced himself” on her in his apartment. The legal age of consent in France is 15.

“He took advantage of me,” Lewis said. “What I want is justice.”

Shocking, huh? Not to Patterico readers, it’s not.

Loyal readers will recall that, back in September of 2009, I asked a simple question:

Roman Polanski’s defenders continually emphasize one thing: that despite raping a child in Los Angeles, he has never done anything like that since.

I have a simple question: how do we know that?

The next day, quoting his statement that “everyone wants to fuck young girls,” I said:

And you Polanski defenders think he didn’t do this to anyone else, huh?

I think you’re wrong.

A couple of days later I said:

The girl he raped in L.A. is not the only underage girl he had sex with. And I feel certain that she is not the only underage girl he raped, either.

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UPDATE: Will this revelation change the minds of the directors who recently signed a petition advocating Polanski’s exoneration? Don’t be an idiot. To them, the auteur is above silly things like laws against sodomizing 13-year-old girls; why would another forced encounter with an underaged girl change these moral midgets’ minds?

26 Responses to “Woman: Polanski Forced Himself on Me When I Was a Teenager”

  1. What a swine.

    Eddie the Egret (1d0d98)

  2. This is of course, no surprise. I’m sure there are others and hopefully they will come out, too. I was going to suggest that perhaps the more than 100 Hollywoodites who signed the petition to free him would now withdraw their support and publicly demand he be put in prison to serve his sentence.

    But unfortunately…

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  3. We are all God’s children and let he who is without sin cast the the first stone. Besides poor Roman is a Holocaust survivor, lost his wife and unborn child to Charlie Manson’s gang and a great director to boot. Like Bill Clinton, he should be held to a higher standard. I’m playing the devil’s advocate but do wonder some crazy avenging angel type has not stepped for with vigilante justice to “bobbitt” him.

    Seriously how can libtards excuse his behavior? Oh, was not rape rape according to Whoopi, whom I just read does not believe in birth control and has had six abortions.

    aoibhneas (6e9f23)

  4. Evidently he intended to give it up the back door to
    young wannabe starlets and then lie about his intent.
    After conferring with his attorney he decided that the narrative demanded that he describe the quaalude as a humanitarian gesture… sharing precious medications… and the decision to go backdoor?
    A magnanimous gesture to relieve her of her worry about pregnancy in an anti abortion America…
    Oh yeah, and also the jet lag made him think he was still in Europe where they have a much more nuanced view of this sort of thing than the philistine Americans are capable of..
    Except for this ungrateful Lewis wench….

    Steve G (7d4c78)

  5. Poor Roman.

    Like Bill Clinton, he should be held to a higher standard.

    Surely, you mean lower standard.

    These people believe themselves to be above criticism and the law. There is a kind of interesting book called “You’ll never have lunch in the town again.” Amazon doesn’t find it so maybe the title was a little different. Anyway, it was by a girl who was trying to work her way up in Hollywood the old fashioned way; sex.

    She had some interesting anecdotes about celebrities who partook of her service. All for free, of course.

    Mike K (82f374)

  6. You’ll never eat lunch in this town again.

    One more try.

    [link fixed. –Stashiu]

    nk (db4a41)

  7. #5 Whatever standard you think is apropos for assclowns. I guess I’m missing something because his star doesn’t shine for me. Was Roman a famous/wealthy dude when he was married to the lovely Sharon Tate? About all I recall seeing him in acting-wise was The Fearless Vampire Killers and slicing Jack Nicholson’s nose in Chinatown.

    It is of little surprise that the glitterati adores the shithead. One recalls all the adulation the first black President elicted after his sperm showed up on Monica’s blue dress. Yes, powerful men are different and need sex and plenty of women were ready to drop their drawers. Obama appears to have the same sex appeal and even famous media men like Chrissie Matthews are aroused by the bulge in Obama’s pants, for example.

    aoibhneas (6e9f23)

  8. As I recall, Bill Clinton had numerous accusations of sexual assault, even rape, made against him but nothing stuck. Lower standard, indeed.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  9. This is of course, no surprise. I’m sure there are others and hopefully they will come out, too.

    There are probably others. I don’t know that for a fact; it just stands to reason.

    But when I made the statements quoted in this post, I wasn’t guessing.

    Patterico (c218bd)

  10. Silly woman. We’ve all been told that Polanski doesn’t commit rape-rape so he didn’t do anything wrong.

    Now if he had committed rape-rape I am sure Hollywood would ask for an award back. Not the Oscar, but some minor one that hardly anyone cares about. Maybe a Boston Society of Film Critics award. That’ll show America that Hollywood means business about ethics.

    After all, he is just so talented and sophisticated to dis him too much.

    MU789 (8034a8)

  11. I would like to point out, the greatest French writer/director/producer currently active (and certainly one of the best ever), Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Fifth Element, Taxi, Banlieue 13, The Transporter, Taken) did NOT support Polanski:

    “I have a lot of affection for him, he is a man that I like very much but nobody should be above the law. I don’t know the details of this case, but I think that when you don’t show up for trial, you are taking a risk.”

    My already great respect for Besson, through his talents, have taken a great leap for him as both a human and an artist. It’s a shame more of them aren’t like him.

    IgotBupkis (79d71d)

  12. Charlotte Lewis was probably most notable for being opposite Eddie Murphy in the rather forgettable The Golden Child, ca. 1986.

    IgotBupkis (79d71d)

  13. There isn’t a single one of those directors, or anyone else in the film industry that signed a petition on his behalf, that would leave their teenage daughter alone with Polanski.

    Not a one.

    hypocrisie à l’extrème

    Icy Texan (82fda8)

  14. An FYI:

    We little people would appreciate it if you big people (BPs) would stop using terms like “mental midget.”


    Luthien Ivey (2f6891)

  15. And “moral midget,” too. My bad.

    Luthien Ivey (2f6891)

  16. Hmm. How does LI know that other posters here are not, well, vertically challenged?

    Eric Blair (3b9553)

  17. Well consider that Chinatown insinuates a similar act on the part of Noah Cross, a standin for William Mulholland, hence making the whole water project unclean

    ian cormac (c19bdd)

  18. Charlotte Lewis was probably most notable for being opposite Eddie Murphy in the rather forgettable The Golden Child, ca. 1986.

    Comment by IgotBupkis — 5/15/2010 @ 2:11 am

    The Golden Child was a foregleam of many Murphy flops to come (Pluto Nash, Meet Dave, Just Imagine, etc.), not to say that his hits don’t stink too (Another 48 HRS., Beverly Hills Cop 3, Daddy Day Care, Norbit). Lately, his best movies are the ones in which he isn’t seen (Mulan, Shrek).

    Lewis also was one of those way-too-hot-for-George Costanza girlfriends of George Costanza on Seinfeld. In the episode “The Switch,” Lewis was the model George gladly took to expensive eateries, but was ready to dump if — as he suspected — she was bulimic, essentially puking up his hard-earned money. That episode is most famous among Seinfans for being the one in which Kramer’s first name is first revealed as “Cosmo.”

    L.N. Smithee (a3f4a7)

  19. Luthien Ivey suffer from intellectual dwarfism, possibly, and is offended and going to sue me after she told me to stop? Or is he just spouting so he can spout?

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  20. Amazing that Jeffy “I hearts child assrapists” Norman has not polluted this thread.

    JD (b812d8)

  21. JD


    Aaron Worthing (Filling in for Col. Haiku) (f97997)

  22. I want him to beclown himself as much and as often as possible.

    JD (b812d8)

  23. you can say that eddie murphy is the best comedian of all times~’;

    Rebecca Murphy (356f14)

  24. it is nice to know that eddie murphy is still popular until today, he is my favorite movie actor;`”

    Sofia Baker (b76811)

  25. oh well, eddie murphy is one of the best comedians that i have seen, his jokes are topnotch and super the best `”

    Bath Screens (437171)

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