Roman Polanski will face trial in France for defamation

Roman Polanski will go to trial in France on March 5, 2024 for defamation, due to his questions about the veracity of the accusations of sexual abuse that attributes the actress charlotte lewisaccording to information from the French justice.

The british performer who acted in the movie Polanski’s “Pirates” in 1986claimed in 2010, that the film director sexually abused her in his apartment in Paris in the early 1980s, when he was 16 years old.

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The current defamation complaint concerns a lengthy interview of Polanski with the paris match magazine published in 2019, in which he questioned his testimony.

The Franco-Polish director The 89-year-old branded the actress a liar and a teller, citing quotes attributed to her in a 1999 interview with the British tabloid News of the World, where the actress supposedly expressed desire for him.

Since 2010, the actress has denied the veracity of these statements and ensures that many of the quotes attributed to her are inaccurate.”

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After the interview in Paris Matchthe actress’s lawyers launched a type of legal action for defamation in March 2020, which provides for the almost automatic opening of a trial, during which the merits of the accusations will be examined.

Delphine Meilletone of the film director lawyers Contacted by AFP, she did not want to comment after learning the date of the trial scheduled in the correctional court of Paris.

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Since the end of the 1970s, filmmaker Roman Polanski, winner of three Oscar awards and from one Palme d’Or in Cannes, has been accused several times of sexual abuse.