The now 86-year-old film director Roman Polanski believes that Harvey Weinstein is behind the smear campaign against him.
the film Director Roman Polanski has for the first time spoken publicly about the voldtægtsbeskyldninger from a woman who claims to have been raped by the famous film director.
Polanski says to the media "trying to make me a monster".
In a new unexpected turn of the case says Polanski, to the skandaliserede film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of a wide range of attacks, is behind a smear campaign against him.
Weinstein has been trying to get me branded as a person who rapes children because he wanted to prevent, that I got an Oscar for "the Pianist" in 2003, says Polanski in an interview with the magazine Paris Match.
In november accused the French model and actress Valentine Monnier Polanski to have been abusing her in the 1970s.
the Director rejects that he should have beaten and raped the actor in his home in Switzerland in 1975. Polanski has threatened to prosecute the actor for libel.
- It is quite clear that rape is not sensational enough. To add another layer, says Polanski about the media coverage of the case.
Polanski was last year thrown out of the Oscar after an old case of sex with a minor, but he has this year taken several steps to try to get his seat again.
Roman Polanski left the UNITED states in 1978, after he admitted that he had had sex with a 13-year-old girl the year before.
Polanski was arrested and charged with the rape of a 13-year-old, but fled the country before he was sentenced.
The French-Polish director has denied accusations that it had to be rape.
The 86-year-old director living today in France. He has not been in the UNITED states in more than 40 years, but have been trying for years to negotiate a settlement with the us authorities.
Roman Polanski won an Oscar for best director in 2002 for the film "the Pianist", which is about the Holocaust.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 11 December 2019, 16:00