RadarOnline reports that this woman will hold a conference today in Los Angeles with lawyer Gloria Allred, to level "sexual charges" against Polanski. No word yet on who the woman is, or what exactly the charges are, but given Gloria Allred's involvement with both the Tiger Woods and Jesse James scandals, she's become the go-to attorney for those looking to expose celebrities' sexual foibles. Of course, Polanski's acts in 1977 were far worse than a foible, and it remains to be seen whether the new charges will match them in severity.
If they do, however, the news will be embarrassing not only for the 138 signatories of the original "free Polanski" petition (minus Emma Thomspon, who reportedly asked that her name be removed), but for ten new luminaries as well. Serial Polanski-booster Bernard Henri-Levy, responsible for the initial petition and publisher of the director's recent public statement, has just gathered a crew of prominent filmmakers from around the world to voice support of Polanski in connection with the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The new petition reads,