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Another woman accuses Polanski of rape

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, May 14, 2010.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I figured this was not some one time thing with this guy.



    http://mobile.latimes.com/inf/infom...&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=53756862&nopaging=1

    British actress says Roman Polanski forced her to have sex with him in 1982 when she was 16
    By Richard Winton
    Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Updated: 2:54 PM 5/15/2010
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    A British actress took center stage in the Roman Polanski case on Friday, holding a press conference to say the famed director forced her to have sex with him when she was 16 years old.

    Charlotte Lewis, who appeared in Polanski's 1986 film "Pirates," told reporters that the Oscar-winning director "forced himself" upon her in 1982 in Paris as they worked on the film.

    Lewis did not report the incident at the time in 1982, and it's unclear why she chose to hold a press conference now.

    Lewis, now 42, alleges the incident occurred in a Paris apartment. The legal age of consent in France is 15, according to French law.

    The actress was a child star in Britain on the TV show "Grange Hill" and also appeared in some movies.

    She made the statements during a news conference with her Los Angeles attorney, Gloria Allred.Polanski's attorney released the following statement: "We don't have any information about statements made at a Gloria Allred press conference today, but we do know that our district attorney continues to refuse to provide the Swiss government with accurate and complete information relevant to the extradition issue."

    The Los Angeles district attorney's office confirmed Lewis met with prosecutors on Thursday but declined to comment further. L.A. prosecutors want Polanski to be extradited from Switzerland to California to face sentencing for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl more than three decades ago.

    Polanski is now under house arrest in Switzerland and is fighting efforts to be brought to Los Angeles.

    One legal expert said it was possible prosecutors could use Lewis' statements if Polanski does come to the U.S. for sentencing -- but it remains unclear whether they would.

    "Other bad acts are something prosecutors can highlight," said Dmitry Gorin, a defense attorney and former deputy district attorney who prosecuted sex crimes. "It is my gut instinct that they will be able use this information unless there is something specific in the statutes preventing it."
  2. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I picture him lounging around his home, wearing a Roethlisberger jersey.
  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Thats the Golden Child chick!
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    and she just had to come out of the closet to tell the world now eh, nope no face time grabbing for sure
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Why hold a press conference? ********.
  6. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Pretty much. Key phrase, "was a child star". This is her ticket to the limelight, "hey, remember meee?".
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Defending the rapist ...... what a surprise.
  8. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Whatever penalty Polanski gets, the L.A. girl's parents should get as well. They were essentially pimping her out to the famous director. They knew exactly what was going on, and where happily facilitating it.

    As for the new accusation, who knows whether it was consensual or not. Certainly the press conference wouldn't have been so oomphy if the lady had said, 'I bedded Polanski voluntarilly'.
  9. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I didn't defend the rapist you loser. It is pretty peculiar that the woman who is now a nobody waited 28 years to tell the world Polanski had his way with her.

    Damn I really hope someone someday accuses you of something so that we can all say, well he was accused so he must have done it.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    just your past record Canadian. Just like polanski. Neither one of you have earned the benefit of any doubt.
  11. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Polanski is a scumbag, and how the hollywood elite can defend him makes a mockery of the situtation. I hope he rots in hell.
  12. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    You defend every rapist or peeping tom or adulterer mentioned on this forum.

    And everyone who has had the displeasure of reading your drivel knows it.

    Worst sort of ****.
  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    pot meet kettle

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