LAPD 'opens a new investigation into disgraced director Roman Polanski after TEN women came forward to accuse him of rape or sexual assault'

  • LAPD has opened a new investigation into disgraced director Roman Polanski
  • It is unclear which of his accusers have filed the latest report, with the LAPD saying they can't release the victim's name due to the nature of the allegations
  • Eleven women have now come forward with allegations?against Polanski
  • In 1977, he attacked 13-year-old Samantha Geimer who he drugged and raped??
  • He went on the run in 1978 to avoid being jailed and remains a fugitive?

The Los Angeles Police Department has refused to confirm claims it is investigating new sex abuse allegations against disgraced director Roman Polanski.

According to a report, the LAPD has opened a new investigation into the director who has lived as a fugitive since fleeing the country in 1978.?

'Yes there is an open investigation on Roman Polanski,' an LAPD spokesperson said, according to The Sun.

However, the LAPD denied the info came from their spokespeople.

The LAPD didn't deny the existence of an investigation, telling DailyMail.com the Sun report may well be accurate but the information not come from their public information office.

'We can't release any other information because it's confidential due to the type of crime it is but he is listed as a suspect in a police report and it's an open investigation,' the Sun-sourced LAPD spokesperson said.

A new report says the LAPD has opened a new investigation into disgraced director Roman Polanski (pictured)?

A new report says the LAPD has opened a new investigation into disgraced director Roman Polanski (pictured)?

Marianne Barnard, a California artist alleged Polanski raped her on a beach in Malibu when she was 10-years-old
Marianne Barnard

Marianne Barnard, a California artist alleged Polanski raped her on a beach in Malibu when she was 10-years-old (pictured at 10, shortly before the alleged assault, and as an adult)

Attorney Gloria Allred (left) and her client Robin, who alleges she too was assaulted by Polanski and reported it to authorities in Los Angeles county (pictured at her press conference in August)

Attorney Gloria Allred (left) and her client Robin, who alleges she too was assaulted by Polanski and reported it to authorities in Los Angeles county (pictured at her press conference in August)

'Of course anyone that comes forward wanting to make a police report listing him as a suspect - it's always going to be investigated,' they added.?

Several woman have come forward claiming Polanski sexually abused them.

Marianne Barnard, a California artist, previously alleged that Polanski raped her on a Malibu beach when she was 10.??

And a woman who has only identified herself as?Robin M previously reported to authorities in Los Angeles County that she was sexually assaulted by Polanski in 1973 when she was 16.

Back in 1977 in Los Angeles, Polanski was charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. He fled the country in 1978 to escape prison.?

And five anonymous women alleged they had been sexually abused by Polanski via Imetpolanski.com, a website set up by women's rights organisation Real Women Real Stories where victims can share their stories.

Mallory Millet (pictured) who acted under the stage name of Mallory Jones claims Roman Polanksi tried to rape her in 1970 while he was high on LSD
Roman Polanski in 1970

Mallory Millet who acted under the stage name of Mallory Jones (left) claims Roman Polanksi (right in the year of the alleged incident) tried to rape her in 1970 while he was high on LSD

Mallory says she met the director a second time, and he apologized, yet she claims he tried to rape her again after his apology?

Mallory says she met the director a second time, and he apologized, yet she claims he tried to rape her again after his apology?

The women, currently named only as 'Jane Does', were aged between nine and 16 when the alleged assaults took place between 1969 and 1976.?

A former actress, Mallory Millet, now 77-years-old, accused Polanksi of trying to rape her when he was high on LSD in 1970, and that he tried a second time as well.

Mallory Millet, 77, who starred in Tootsie under the stage name Mallory Jones, says she was 29 and a struggling actress when she was invited to a dinner with the director and her friends following his wife, pregnant actress Sharon Tate, being murdered by Charles Manson's followers.??

'We went up to Roman's suite to have some after-dinner coffee and drinks but (friends) Michael and Minda left and I was suddenly left on my own with Roman.'

One of the women claims Polanski, 84, molested her under the dinner table during a dinner party in Gstaad in 1976 while her parents were present. Polanski is pictured in the Swiss town last month. His alleged victim says it is a 'sanctuary' for well-known pedophiles?

One of the women claims Polanski, 84, molested her under the dinner table during a dinner party in Gstaad in 1976 while her parents were present. Polanski is pictured in the Swiss town last month. His alleged victim says it is a 'sanctuary' for well-known pedophiles?

'When I had first arrived they told me that Roman was tripping on LSD and he had started behaving quite strangely - whereas I was very sober - so I thought it was time to leave anyway.'

'But as I tried to leave he wouldn't let me and he attempted to rape me very, very forcefully.'?

She said despite the alleged encounter, Polanski met up with her again and apologized for his behavior. ??

'I ended up alone with him, he tried to put his arms around me and hold me down and I had to flee for a second time.'

Mallory came forward through the website imetpolanski.com. Several such websites have popped up over the past two months for various powerful men who are being accused of similar alleged behavior for women to be able to come forward with their own stories.?

'I don't care what age he is he needs to be punished,' Mallory adds.

'I'm very extreme about these things and I think rape - particularly of a young girl - is the same as murder and should be punished as such.'?

The imetpolanski.com website has been set up by campaign group Real Women Real Stories, who have been encouraging women to come forward and share their stories of abuse by Polanski and other powerful men.

They aim to make a film about Polanski's victims in a bid to bring him to justice.

Some of the alleged attacks happened in 1969, the same year in which Polanski married Sharon Tate. She was murdered by members of the Charles Manson family later that year. It is not known if her death preceded Polanski's alleged attacks on young girls?

Some of the alleged attacks happened in 1969, the same year in which Polanski married Sharon Tate. She was murdered by members of the Charles Manson family later that year. It is not known if her death preceded Polanski's alleged attacks on young girls?

The women who have accused Polanski described how the convicted child rapist sexually assaulted them in the late 1960s and 70s before he went on the run for the statutory rape of another underage girl.

Of the newest accusers, two say they were attacked by him in 1969, the same year in which his first wife Sharon Tate was murdered by members of the Charles Manson family.?

It is not clear whether the alleged attacks happened before or after her slaying. ?The other alleged attack happened in 1976 when the woman was 12.?

Polanski remains on the run after fleeing the US following his 1977 attack on 13-year-old Samantha Geimer.?

He has been pleading for years to have the 1978 arrest warrant thrown out so that he can return to America.

He fled to France days before he was due to go to court over the attack. At the time, Polanski had reached a deal with prosecutors which meant he would serve a shorter sentence.?

He got cold feet at the last minute and fled, convinced that he was being set up and that they would be tricked into a harsher prison term.?

Geimer has long forgiven him for the attack and, earlier this year, she pleaded with authorities in Los Angeles to allow him back into the country. Courts in Switzerland and France have both refused to extradite him.?

In Los Angeles, he is protected by California's now outdated statute of limitations which, until 2016, meant sex crimes had to be prosecuted within 10 years of them happening unless new evidence which could be tested with DNA technology emerged.?

The law has since changed in rape cases but crimes which none of those allegedly committed by Polanski are recent enough to now be tried.?

Polanski now lives in Paris with his 51-year-old wife Emmanuelle Seigner.?

ROMAN POLANSKI'S ACCUSERS

Jane Doe # 1 - 1969, aged 10?

Jane Doe # 2 - 1969, aged 16?

Jane Doe #3 - 1972, aged 9?

Renate Langer - 1972, aged 15 in Gstaad

German actress Renate Langer in 1978 aged 21

German actress Renate Langer in 1978 aged 21

German actress Renate Langer claimed on October 3 that she was attacked by him in Gstaad in 1972.?Swiss police are investigating her accusation.?

She revealed how he attacked her in an interview with The New York Times, admitting that she was too afraid to tell her parents about it at the time.?

'My mother would have had a heart attack.?

'I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo.'?

Ranger spoke out this year after her parents' deaths.

Police in Switzerland, which has no statute of limitations laws, are now investigating her claims.?

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Mallory Millet - 1970, aged 29 in New York and a second time, unclear when

The struggling actress was invited out to dinner with the director and her friends at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

She was warned ahead of time the director was on LSD?

'We went up to Roman's suite to have some after-dinner coffee and drinks but (friends) Michael and Minda left and I was suddenly left on my own with Roman.'

'When I had first arrived they told me that Roman was tripping on LSD and he had started behaving quite strangely - whereas I was very sober - so I thought it was time to leave anyway.'

'But as I tried to leave he wouldn't let me and he attempted to rape me very, very forcefully.'

'He would not take no for an answer and he tried to have forcible intercourse with me.'?

She said despite the alleged encounter, Polanski met up with her again and apologized for his behavior.

'I ended up alone with him, he tried to put his arms around me and hold me down and I had to flee for a second time.'

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Robin 'M' - 1973, aged 16 in California?

In August, a woman who identified herself only as Robin M. claimed at a press conference that she was attacked by Polanski when she was 16 in 1973.?

She said the incident happened in southern California but would not go into further detail.?

She is not suing him but offered to testify against him to stop his 1978 arrest warrant from being dropped.?

Robin M, another of his accusers, came forward in August to say Polanski molested her when she was 16 in 1973. She is pictured with her lawyer Gloria Allred holding up a picture of herself as a teenager?

Robin M, another of his accusers, came forward in August to say Polanski molested her when she was 16 in 1973. She is pictured with her lawyer Gloria Allred holding up a picture of herself as a teenager?

At her press conference, Robin said she told one friend after the attack but did not confide in anyone else because she feared her father would kill Polanski and end up in jail.??

'The day after it happened, I did tell one friend that Mr Polanski had done that to me,' she said, reading from a prepared statement.

'The reason, with this exception, that I kept it to myself is that I didn't want my father to do something that might cause him to go to prison for the rest of his life,' she said??

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Marianne Barnard - 1975, aged 10 in Malibu

Barnard, an artist, said her mother arranged her meeting with Polanski when she was 10 in order for her to have her photograph taken.?

'At first I had the understanding I was just going to the beach with my mom. We were there for a little while by ourselves, and then he was there.?

Last month, Californian artist Marianne Barnard claimed he molested her when she was 10 in 1975
Last month, Californian artist Marianne Barnard claimed he molested her when she was 10 in 1975. She is pictured as a child

Last month, Californian artist Marianne Barnard claimed he molested her when she was 10 in 1975. She is pictured as a child, right?

''First, he was taking pictures of me in the bikini, then it was with the coat then he said take off the bikini top, which I was comfortable with as I was only 10 and I often ran around with no top on.?

'But then he wanted me to take my bikini bottoms off - I started to feel very uncomfortable.?

'Then at some point I realized my mom had gone.

?'I don't know where she went and I didn't really register her leaving but she was no longer there ... Then he molested me

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Jane Doe #4 - 1976, aged 15 in Gstaad

?The unidentified woman said she was 15 when she was at a dinner party with Polanski, Jack Nicholson, his girlfriend Angelica Huston, and her parents who worked in the film industry.?

She told the website imetpolanski.com: 'I sat on my left side, put his hand on my leg.?

'He then proceeded to touch my genitals and tried to squeeze and rub it with his hand, all that under the table in front of my father's face,' she said.

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Jane Doe # 5 - 1976, aged 12?

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Samantha Geimer - 1977, aged 13 in Hollywood?

Geimer is the most well-known of those who have accused Polanski of sexual assault. In 1977, he gave her Quaaludes before raping and sodomizing her at Jack Nicholson's house in Los Angeles.?

She was just 13 at the time. Polanski was arrested and was due to go to jail the following year after pleading guilty to a lesser charge but he fled the country at the last minute in fear that prosecutors had lied to him.?

Samantha Geimer in 2013. She was raped by Polanski in 1977
Samantha Geinmer aged 13

Samantha Geimer (left in 2013) was raped by Polanski when she was 13 in 1977 (seen that year, right) but has since forgiven him. He fled the country to avoid being jailed for it in 1978

He has been on the run in France, where he is a citizen, and Switzerland ever since. Neither will extradited him to the US.?

Geimer has kept in touch with him and was awarded a $500,000 settlement from him. She has spoken openly of how she has forgiven him and pleaded for a Los Angeles judge to stop the warrant for his arrest which still stands.?

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Charlotte Lewis - 1983, aged 16 ?in Paris

Charlotte Lewis, a British actress, also claims to have been assaulted by Polanski.?

She said he forced himself on her as she auditioned for a role in one of his films in Paris in 1983. By this time, Polanski was already on the run for having raped Geimer six years earlier. ?

She reported her accusations to police in Los Angeles but not in Paris where the alleged attack took place.?

British actress Charlotte Lewis says Polanski attacked her in Paris when she was 16. They are pictured above in 1986, three years after the alleged assault, during the presentation of his film Pirates at the Cannes Film Festival?

British actress Charlotte Lewis says Polanski attacked her in Paris when she was 16. They are pictured above in 1986, three years after the alleged assault, during the presentation of his film Pirates at the Cannes Film Festival?

In 2010, she said: 'Hollywood is giving the wrong message to pedophiles.'?

'He sexually abused me and manipulated me in the worst way,' she claimed. 'He forced himself upon me.

'He took advantage of me and I have lived with the effects of his behavior ever since. He has scarred me.'?

The role was for Pirates, Polanski's film, and she was given the part.?

Lewis (above in 2010, when she revealed her accusations) said at the time that Hollywood gave pedophiles the 'wrong message' by allowing them continued success?

Lewis (above in 2010, when she revealed her accusations) said at the time that Hollywood gave pedophiles the 'wrong message' by allowing them continued success?

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