Film director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty to one case of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1979 and has been accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1986, has now been accused of sexual assault by a third, unidentified woman. She claims the assault happened when she was a minor. The woman and attorney Gloria Allred will hold a press conference on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Polanski pleaded guilty to raping the 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1979 but famously fled the country before sentencing. He has lived in Europe ever since and has tried to get the case thrown out by alleging judicial misconduct. But his efforts have been rejected even after Geimer urged the court to dismiss the case in June. The British actress Charlotte Lewis also alleged that Polanski sexually abused her when she was a 16-year-old star in 1983 on the set of his movie Pirates.
If you’re wondering, why the hell hasn’t Roman Polanski been arrested yet for this rape that occurred decades ago that he pleaded guilty to, you would be very right to wonder that! You might remember that Polanski was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland in 2009 and was held there but then the Swiss let him go. Then Poland held him in 2014, the US asked authorities to arrest him and extradite him to the US, and Polish authorities rejected that request. And now he’s just hanging out in France with his new family and making movies.