Although the statute of limitations has passed, the information gathered could contribute to a new case against the disgraced filmmaker.
MSNBC reversed course on Thursday, announced that it would rehire contributor Sam Seder just days after it had cut ties with him over a tweeted joke about Roman Polanski and rape from 2009. “Sometimes you just get one wrong — and that’s what happened here,” network president Phil Griffin said in a remarkable act of contrition. Griffin acknowledged the criticism that the network had received for its decision to cut ties with Seder — with many citing the role that pro-Trump journalist and activist Mike Cernovich played in publicizing Seder’s now-deleted tweet — factored into the reversal.
This week, "AHS: Cult" re-created another famous cult leader, Charles Manson, and the infamous murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends.
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the Motion Picture Academy for kicking out Harvey Weinstein but not Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, or Mel Gibson.
German actress Renate Langer claims the filmmaker sexually assaulted in Gstaad when she was 15, becoming fourth woman to make such allegations.
Roman Polanski is a filmmaker known for such films as Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, and the Oscar-winning film The Pianist. In 1977, Polanski pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer during a photoshoot at Jack Nicholson’s home. In 2010, actress Charlotte Lewis claimed that the director forced himself on her at his Paris apartment when she was 16 years old, before working on his 1986 film Pirates.