Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, filmmaker Roman Polanski tells reporters he can "breath with relief" after a Polish judge ruled that the law forbids his extradition to the U.S., in Krakow, Poland. The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film "An Officer and a Spy" is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. The screening on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 will be attended by the film's crew (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz, File)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:33PM EST
PARIS - The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday's screening will be attended by the film's crew.
French media say several interviews with actors from the movie have been cancelled, however, including with Jean Dujardin and Louis Garrel.
The French daily Le Parisien on Friday reported claims from a French woman in her early 60s that she was assaulted at age 18 in 1975 by Polanski at his chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Polanski “firmly contests” the allegation, his lawyer said.
Polanski has been a fugitive from the U.S. for more than four decades since pleading guilty to a sex offence.