Roman Polanski under new investigation by Swiss police over rape charges
Oct 05 2017
Ms. Langer alleges she went to visit the 84 year old as he wanted to cast her in a movie, in February, 1972.
He invited her to his house in Gstaad to discuss her future career opportunities in film, and it was then that she was raped. Two months later, Langer told the New York Times that her decision to speak out against Polanski was partly inspired by Robin's statement.
Switzerland has eliminated its statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases.
When asked by the New York Times why she did not report the matter earlier, she explained: "My mother would have had a heart attack". I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo'.
Polanski's lawyer said his client had no comment, according to the newspaper.
Just yesterday Polanski made headlines after claiming he had finished his sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977 in the US. During an interview at the Zurich International Film Festival, where he is promoting his latest movie 'Based on a True Story, ' opened about the case that lingered for nearly 30 years.
'As far as what I did: It's over. She claimed to have been 13 when the incident happened and Polanski pleaded guilty to the charges in 1977. He has lived in France, Switzerland and Poland and has not returned to the United States since but still remains a fugitive from the U.S. justice system. I then was locked up here (in Zurich) after this festival. "So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me", noted Polanski.
Polanski had, as she said, raped her in a bedroom of his house and she had been unable to defend herself despite trying. Langer is the fourth woman to come forward accusing the director of assault.
Polanski, now 83, has been living in Europe ever since he famously fled Los Angeles prior to his sentencing for the rape of Geimer in 1979, and has yet to respond to Langer's allegation. Polanski also shared that it was "unfortunate" that the case has affected how his films are viewed. He did say, however, that he considers the Geimer case to be closed, despite never serving time for the rape. But, I'm sorry the judges who dealt with it the last 40 years were corrupted, one covering for the other.