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Polanski case: accused of lying, actress Charlotte Lewis strikes back


PODCAST. The Franco-Polish director is indicted for comments made in 2019 against Charlotte Lewis, one of the women who accused him

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In May 2010, Charlotte Lewis declared to the press that she had been raped 27 years earlier in Paris by Roman Polanski.

At the time of the facts that she denounces, she is 16 years old and has just arrived in France to meet this director for a future film.

The filmmaker, who denies the facts, begins with the help of his entourage a media campaign to try to discredit his accuser.

When he reaffirms that she is lying, in an interview with Paris Match, Charlotte Lewis decides to file a complaint.

At 54, the British actress says she is "ready to go to court" because this rape has, according to her, ruined her health and her career.

Indicted for defamation since July, Roman Polanski will be tried in France, probably in 2022 or 2023.

This episode of Source Code is told by Catherine Balle, journalist in the culture and leisure department of Le Parisien.

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