- Roman Polanski, investigated by Swiss police for a new accusation of rape of a minor
- Roman Polanski faces new allegations of sexual abuse in America
Californian artist Marianne Barnard has accused Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski of sexually abusing her when she was ten years old, in 1975. Barnard has declared last Friday British newspaper Sun that Polanski took a photo shoot on a beach in California, for which he asked to pose nude.
This is fifth complaint of abuse against director of pianist. The Swiss police already investigated a supposed rape of Polanski against former actress Renate Langer when she was 15 years old. Moreover, he has not been able to return to United States for four decades for a conviction against him for rape of anor minor.
"At first, I had understood that I would only go to beach with my mor." We were re for a while and n he came, "said Barnard." "She explained to me that that man would take pictures of me in a fur coat." "I thought y'd be in a magazine or something."
The artist has told that at first filmmaker photographed him wearing a fur coat and a bikini, but n asked him to undress. "Then I realized that my mor was gone," Barnard recalled. "At that moment he abused me," he detailed.
Barnard has already denounced incident before Los Angeles Police Division of sexual crimes and has petitioned Academy of Cinematographic Arts and sciences to expel Polanski, as well as he did with producer Harvey Weinstein after scandal Sexual against him.
Barnard says he suffers from post-traumatic stress and claustrophobia as a result of his experiences. However, he gared courage to tell his story after recent wave of allegations against Weinstein, who has accused of sexual harassment, abuse and rape of more than 50 women.