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Roman Polanski accused of ‘extremely violent’ rape of French woman in 1975: Roman Polanski Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Rape Allegations and Facts Need to Know

Roman Polanski Biography

Roman Polanski was born in Paris, and his Polish-Jewish parents moved the family back to Poland in 1936. Three years later, Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany starting World War II and the Polanskis found themselves trapped in the Kraków Ghetto. After his mother and father were taken in raids, Polanski spent his formative years in foster homes under an adopted identity, trying to survive the Holocaust.[4] Polanski’s first feature-length film, Knife in the Water (1962), was made in Poland and was nominated for a United States Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[5] He has since received five more Oscar nominations, along with two BAFTAs, four Césars, a Golden Globe Award and the Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival in France. In the United Kingdom he directed three films, beginning with Repulsion (1965). In 1968, he moved to the United States and cemented his status by directing the horror film Rosemary’s Baby (1968).

Roman Polanski Early Life

Polanski was born in Paris; he was the son of Bula (née Katz-Przedborska)[13] and Ryszard Polański,[14] a painter and manufacturer of sculptures, who had changed his family name from Liebling.[15] Polański’s father was Jewish and originally from Poland; Polański’s mother, born in Russia, had been raised Roman Catholic and was of half Jewish ancestry.[16][17][18] His mother had a daughter, Annette, by her previous husband. Annette managed to survive Auschwitz, where her mother died, and left Poland forever for France.[19] Polański’s parents were both agnostics.[20] Polański stated “I’m an atheist” in an interview about his film, Rosemary’s Baby.

Roman Polanski Personal Life

Polanski’s first wife, Barbara Lass (née Kwiatkowska),[14] was a Polish actress who also starred in Polanski’s 1959 When Angels Fall.[118] The couple were married in 1959 and divorced in 1961.

Roman Polanski Accused of Rape Allegation from Valentine Monnier

The 86-year-old director of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Chinatown” and other films is being accused of raping a French woman, Valentine Monnier, in 1975 when she was 18 at Polanski’s chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, according to The Guardian via Le Parisien.

Fox News does not normally disclose the identities of purported rape victims, but Monnier consented to be identified by Le Parisien when she told the paper her story.

In the latest allegation levied against the Polish-born filmmaker, Monnier, now 62, detailed the alleged assault to the French publication, Le Parisien, saying that it occurred after the two finished a ski run, adding the alleged attack was “extremely violent.”

“I had no links with him, neither personal nor professional, and hardly knew him,” Monnier, a former model who worked in New York, told the local outlet.

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