Harland Braun, a lawyer for Polanski, had said in a statement that Polanski's reaction had been akin to "I don't know what this is about". However, the paper notes that Swiss law "limits prosecution in cases that happened many years ago". Swiss police confirmed to the Times that they have met with Langer, the latest alleged victim, and will determine whether she can pursue a criminal complaint. He did say, however, that he considers the Geimer case to be closed, despite never serving time for the rape.
"My mother would have had a heart attack", Langer told the newspaper. 'This had an influence on all of my life, ' said Ms Langer.
In August, a woman identified only as Robin M told a news conference in Los Angeles she was "sexually victimized" by the iconic filmmaker when she was 16, back in 1973.
She told The Mirror: "Over the years I've been satisfied that this child molester, Roman Polanski, is publicly known for sexually victimising a 13-year-old girl".
At first, she kept quiet because she did not want to traumatise her parents. He has lived in France, Switzerland and Poland and has not returned to the United States since but still remains a fugitive from the U.S. justice system.
The New York Times cited Langer as saying "she was visiting Polanski in Gstaad at the time because she worked as a model at the time and the director was interested in casting her in his film, What?" I then was locked up here (in Zurich) after this festival.
In addition to Langer and Samantha Geimer, two other women-British actress Charlotte Lewis and a woman who identified herself exclusively as Robin M. -have alleged that Polanski sexually assaulted them when they were 13 and 16 years old, respectively. "So in the sum, I did about four or five times more than what was promised to me", noted Polanski.
In 2010, the british actress Charlotte Lewis stated that the director had been forced to have a sexual relationship when she was 16 years old. I pleaded guilty. I went to jail.
Despite mainly being confined to France, Mr Polanski has won eight Cesars - the French equivalent of an Oscar - and won the best director Academy Award for the Holocaust movie, The Pianist.