Wednesday 21 November 2018

Prosecutors 'will not charge Roman Polanski after molestation report'

Filmmaker Roman Polanski tells (AP file/Jarek Praszkiewicz)
Filmmaker Roman Polanski tells (AP file/Jarek Praszkiewicz)

Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski after a woman said he molested her in 1975 - when she was 10 years old - because the allegations are too old.

A district attorney's office memo obtained by the Associated Press on Monday said prosecutors were declining to bring charges in the case because the statute of limitations had expired.

The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive from the US since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.

The latest allegations were reported to police in October. The woman said she was molested during a photo shoot in 1975 after Polanski had her pose nude.

Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, has said the allegations are untrue.


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