Polanski Sexually Abused Me in 1982: Actress

Charlotte Lewis, 42, says filmmaker 'forced himself' on her in 1982
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 3:30 PM CDT
Polanski Sexually Abused Me in 1982: Actress
Filmmaker Roman Polanski in Montrouge, France, Jan. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

A British actress says Roman Polanski, who is currently under house arrest after raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, "forced himself" on her in 1982 during the filming of Pirates. Polanski "sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was 16 years old," Charlotte Lewis said during a press conference at the office of her lawyer, publicity hound Gloria Allred. When a reporter asked whether Lewis is pursuing a book deal, Allred responded, "next question," Radar reports.

Lewis met with one of the prosecutors attempting to have Polanski extradited from Switzerland to Los Angeles in LA today, the AP reports. "If Charlotte’s allegations are accepted as true; then Mr. Polanski was able to victimize another child while he was a fugitive from justice," said Allred.
(More Roman Polanski stories.)

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