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In a detailed victim statement issued through the Paris newspaper, Mrs. Monnier said that she now wanted to accuse Polanski (photo on Monday in Paris) of having attacked her in a ski chalet early in 1975.

Tonight, French film actress Valentine Monnier explained how she was afraid of being murdered by film director Roman Polanski after he had violently raped her & # 39; when she was a teenager.

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Mrs. Monnier waived her right to anonymity to describe her terrible ordeal, just as Polanski, 86, is launching a new film called "I Accuse."

He is still wanted in America after he was guilty of the legal rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1977 and then fled the country.

In a detailed victim statement issued through the Paris newspaper, Mrs. Monnier said that she now wanted to accuse Polanski of having attacked her in a ski chalet in early 1975.

In a detailed victim statement issued through the Paris newspaper, Mrs. Monnier said that she now wanted to accuse Polanski (photo on Monday in Paris) of having attacked her in a ski chalet early in 1975.

In a detailed victim statement issued through the Paris newspaper, Mrs. Monnier said that she now wanted to accuse Polanski (photo on Monday in Paris) of having attacked her in a ski chalet early in 1975.

Mrs. Monnier (pictured during her acting days), now living in New York, said that after 44 years she finally spoke out because of Polanski's hypocrisy

Mrs. Monnier (pictured during her acting days), now living in New York, said that after 44 years she finally spoke out because of Polanski's hypocrisy

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Mrs. Monnier (pictured during her acting days), now living in New York, said that after 44 years she finally spoke out because of Polanski's hypocrisy

In response to the claims, a lawyer said to the director: & # 39; Roman Polanski denies all allegations of rape. & # 39;

Mrs. Monnier, now 62, said: "In 1975 I was raped by Roman Polanski. I had no connection with him, neither staff nor professional, and I hardly knew him.

"It happened extremely violently after we returned to his chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland after skiing.

"He hit me, hit me until I surrendered, and raped me and suffered all kinds of vicissitudes. I just turned 18.

She feared & # 39; I would die & # 39; because the already world-famous Polanski wanted to keep his crime a secret by killing her.

Mrs. Monnier, now living in New York, said that after 44 years she finally spoke out because of Polanski's hypocrisy.

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The Franco-Polish director, who made a name for himself with films such as & # 39; Rosemary & # 39; s Baby & # 39 ;, & # 39; Chinatown & # 39; and & # 39; The Pianist & # 39 ;, just released & # 39; J & # 39; accuse & # 39; (& # 39; I blame & # 39;) made about Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish convicted officer and locked up with false evidence at the end of the 19th century.

Dreyfus was accused of smuggling secrets from the French army to the Germans in a notorious case of anti-Semitism before he was finally acquitted.

Mrs. Monnier said she was disgusted at the way Polanski used the plot of "J'accuse" to mirror his own case in the US when he raped a schoolgirl.

She said: & # 39; Is it tenable, under the pretext of a movie, under the cover of history, to hear the person you marked for life say: & # 39; I accuse & # 39; while being prevented – the victim – from accusing him? & # 39;

Monnier described the crime of rape as a "time bomb" and said that the "traumatic memory" of what father-of-two Polanski would do to her would never disappear.

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She felt guilty about what had happened for decades and was too scared to go to the authorities.

Polanski had also apologized to her in tears of tears, while other guests in the chalet also encouraged her to remain silent.

Due to the 20-year status of restrictions in France, Polanski cannot be prosecuted for a crime allegedly committed in 1975.

Marlene Schiappa, the French minister of equality, confirmed that Polanski could not be arrested because of the allegations.

Referring to Switzerland – where Mrs. Monnier was allegedly raped – Mrs. Schiappa said: "I cannot intervene in legal proceedings in another country. Nevertheless, I want to express my full support for your courageous approach. & # 39;

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Mrs. Monnier said that she was invited to travel to the Alps in 1975 by a friend who knew Polanski, and that she was only on a ski lift with the director when he used foul language to ask her: & # 39; have sex? & # 39;

She said no, but that night Polanski arrived naked in her room and took off her clothes before she raped her.

"I was completely shocked," said Valentine. "I weighed 50 kilos (7.8 stone) – Polanski was small but muscular and at the age of 42 in the power of life. He gained the upper hand in two minutes. & # 39;

Mrs. Monnier explained: "I told myself – it's Roman Polanski, he can't take the risk of knowing this, so he will have to kill me."

Mrs. Monnier said she later told her ordeal to some close friends and family, including her husband in 1993.

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"This drama has reappeared every time Polanski is in the news," she said and named confidantes, including scriptwriter Gerard Brach, who died in 2006.

There is one direct witness – indicated by the pseudonym Charles – who said he met Monnier in early 1975 and she told me that she had been brutally raped by Polanski & # 39 ;.

He added: "I asked Valentine if she wanted to go to the police. In shock, she didn't know what to do. She was so young and very positive, so she tried to leave that terrible experience behind.

"I thought he was an honest person who was progressing and I had no reason to doubt what she said to me."

After the publication of Mrs. Monnier's will in Paris, lawyer Hervé Témime said: "Roman Polanski denies all allegations of rape."

Mr. Termimé added: "Personally, I can only state that the alleged facts were forty-five years ago.

& # 39; That they have never been brought to the attention of the judicial authorities or Mr Polanski during all those long years.

"In such circumstances, I deeply regret the publication, on the eve of the release of the film, of such allegations."

"J’accuse" is called "An Officer and a Spy" for the British and American cinema market and is written by Polanski and British author Robert Harris.

Polanski currently lives in Paris with his wife Emmanuelle Seigner, who is 33 years younger than him, and their two children, Morgane and Elvis.

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The news comes two months after Polanski won the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival, but the jury chairman refused to congratulate him.

His new film, An Officer and a Spy, won the Grand Jury prize, known as the Silver Lion – which recognizes strong contenders for the Golden Lion.

The jury chairman, Argentine director Lucrecia Martel, said that although they are the & # 39; art of the artist & # 39; did not divorce, she believed that his film was rightly screened at the festival.

She told me Independent: & # 39; I will not congratulate him, but I think it is correct that his film is here at this festival. & # 39;

Polanski (pictured with Sharon Tate) was hit by a tragedy in 1969 when his then pregnant wife and four friends were murdered by members of the Manson family in the Hollywood house of the couple

Polanski (pictured with Sharon Tate) was hit by a tragedy in 1969 when his then pregnant wife and four friends were murdered by members of the Manson family in the Hollywood house of the couple

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Polanski (pictured with Sharon Tate) was hit by a tragedy in 1969 when his then pregnant wife and four friends were murdered by members of the Manson family in the Hollywood house of the couple

The murders have recently been turned into a film set to be released later this month, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, by director Quentin Tarantino (photo, Polanski with Sharon Tate)

The murders have recently been turned into a film set to be released later this month, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, by director Quentin Tarantino (photo, Polanski with Sharon Tate)

The murders have recently been turned into a film set to be released later this month, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, by director Quentin Tarantino (photo, Polanski with Sharon Tate)

Polanski did not go to Venice to accept the prize because he may have been arrested, extradited to the US and imprisoned for his legal rape conviction.

His wife who plays in the film, Emmanuelle Seigner, has won the prize on his behalf.

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The new film, starring Jean Dujardin and Louis Garrel, is based on Robert Harris's novel about the Dreyfus affair in France in 1895.

The criminal's precaution of not attending the Venice festival may be the result of a similar situation in which he found himself in 2009 when he was arrested by Swiss officials for attending the Zurich Film Festival.

His arrest led to a backlash of Hollywood stars and Harvey Weinstein, who has accused 80 women of sexual assault, launched a petition demanding immediate release from Polanski.

The petition & # 39; We demand the immediate release of Roman & # 39; was signed by Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese and Tilda Swinton.

Polanski was struck by a tragedy in 1969 when his then pregnant wife and four friends were murdered by members of the Manson family in the couple's Hollywood home.

The murders have recently been turned into a film set that will be released later this month, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, by director Quentin Tarantino.

From allegations of sexual violence to the murder of his wife: who is Roman Polanski?

Roman Polanski, a Franco-Polish director whose films have won eight Oscars, has been a fugitive from the US since 1978.

He was arrested and charged with drugging and raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.

He pleaded guilty to the lesser indictment of unlawful sex with a minor before undergoing 42 days of psychiatric evaluation in prison awaiting sentencing.

When he heard that the judge intended to give him a prison sentence, he fled to Paris and since then avoids extradition.

Pictured is a scene from the 1974 film by Polanski, Chinatown

Pictured is a scene from the 1974 film by Polanski, Chinatown

Pictured is a scene from the 1974 film by Polanski, Chinatown

Polanski was born in Paris in 1933, but moved back to Poland with his Jewish parents in 1936.

Three years later, the family was trapped in Krakow when Nazis invaded Poland.

His parents were taken during raids, as a result of which Polanski was raised by the foster care system and used a different identity to evade Nazi imprisonment.

In 1965 he directed his first full-length film, Knife in the Water, before directing three more films in the UK.

He moved to the US in 1968 where he directed the psychological horror film Rosemary & # 39; s Baby and acquired status.

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2005, Oliver Twist

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2005, Oliver Twist

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2005, Oliver Twist

A tragedy struck him in 1969 when his then pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson family along with four friends.

He has been married to the French actress Emmanuelle Seigner since 1989.

After Sharon Tate's death, Polanski returned to Europe and continued his career until 1974 when he returned to America to direct Chinatown.

Although he was known as a convicted rapist, Polanski's career continued to flourish after he fled from America in 1978.

He returned to Europe again, where he became famous for directing films such as The Pianist (2002), a film about a Polish Jew trying to avoid the Nazi conquest, and Oliver Twist (2005).

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2002, The Pianist

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2002, The Pianist

Pictured is a scene from Polanski & # 39; s film from 2002, The Pianist

He was arrested by Swiss officials in 2009 when he went to the Zurich Film Festival.

His arrest led to a backlash of Hollywood stars and Harvey Weinstein, who has accused 80 women of sexual assault, launched a petition demanding immediate release from Polanski.

The petition & # 39; We demand the immediate release of Roman & # 39; was signed by Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese and Tilda Swinton.

In 2017, two women came forward to accuse Polanski of sexual violence, Renate Langer claimed to have raped her when she was 16 in 1972.

And Marianne Barnard claimed he molested her and photographed her naked when she was 10 years old in 1975.

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