Filmmaker and admitted child rapist Roman Polanski is back in the news as part of the Hollywood sex scandal as five more women step forward to accuse him of sexual abuse and pedophilia.
A new website has been set up by Matan Uziel from the Real Women Real Stories campaign group, featuring harrowing and “believable” stories about Polanski, 84, who is still wanted by U.S. authorities for the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
The website was launched to encourage victims to stand up to Polanski, described as a “monster” and pedophile who has spoken openly about his attraction to young girls. “We can’t bear the thought of another woman’s or girl’s innocence taken away by him,” the site states. “Age and prison time do not cure pedophilia. Polanski has a long history of rampant sexual abuse. We want to hear your stories about Roman Polanski and other predatory men who have been using their positions of power and influence to sexually abuse and harass women.”
Currently identified only as “Jane Does,” the five women tell how they were between 9 and 16 years of age when Polanski sexually assaulted them in the years ranging 1969 to 1976.
Jane Doe #1 said she met Polanski in 1976 in Gstaad, Switzerland during a dinner with her father, who worked in the film business, when she was 15.
During the star-studded meal, which included Jack Nicholson and his then-girlfriend Anjelica Huston, Polanski molested the teen under the table without anybody knowing.
“It took me many years to understand I was abused,” she wrote. “This part of him touching me is very vivid in my memory. I will never forget that.”
Real Women Real Stories is working with the women to verify their accounts of sexual abuse and assist them in speaking out and reporting their claims to police.
“This site is dedicated for all the other victims of Roman Polanski, who were afraid to tell what happened years ago — but now, can tell their story knowing that it will not go unheard and will be shared to give others courage around the globe to put Roman Polanski in jail where he belongs,” said Uziel. All verified information will be sent to law enforcement authorities and will be shared anonymously on the website.
“We also believe that there are other victims out there and we hope they will be inspired by the strength of all these women to speak out,” Uziel said, adding, “Our hope is that the more women who come forward it will put pressure on the authorities to act against Polanski and finally bring him to justice.”
He added, “This unspeakable behavior towards women has to stop.”
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