The files that damn Roman Polanski: Court account of what director REALLY did to a girl, 13 By Glenys Roberts 20th May 2010….
This extraordinary attempt to influence the authorities follows a high-profile campaign by the 76-year-old director’s many showbusiness friends.
Polanski’s 44-year-old wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, has marshalled all her associates to his defence, while more than 100 stars have signed a petition for his release, including directors Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen (who, coincidentally, has granted a part in his new film to President Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni).
….This week, the campaign was rather dented by accusations from actress Charlotte Lewis, who claimed Polanski had ‘sexually abused’ her in 1983 when she was only 16 after plying her with Moet & Chandon champagne.
Lewis, who is now helping Los Angeles prosecutors, alleges he told her: ‘I must sleep with every actress that I work with.’….
No doubt Polanski’s supporters will dismiss Lewis’s story as irrelevant, but together with the case of Samantha Geimer, many will feel these latest accusations suggest a disturbing pattern of behaviour involving drink, teenage girls and sex.
Would Polanski’s cheerleaders be quite so vocal in his defence if they knew exactly what happened that afternoon in 1977 with 13-year-old Samantha?
The Mail has obtained Polanski’s probation officer’s report - an extraordinarily revealing document which records in grim and forensic detail how the then 43-year-old went about seducing a girl 30 years his junior with the aid of a good deal of alcohol and a drug that would have rendered her almost incapable of resisting….
The 28-page probation report was prepared for this sentencing - court case A334139, ‘The people of the state of California vs Roman Raymond Polanski’ - and was put together during the six weeks that the director was in Chino jail for psychiatric assessment.
It reveals that far from the crime being an impromptu lapse, as his supporters argue, Polanski carried out not just one, but a succession of sexual assaults against Samantha - and that he knew exactly what he was doing throughout….
That night, Samantha poured out her story to her 17-year-old boyfriend who had come over to see her.
Her mother overheard their conversation and called the police. Polanski had no defence. The girl was taken to a local hospital, where a medical examination established without doubt that sex had taken place.
Top Scientologist ‘covered up sex abuse’ By Steve Cannane May 20, 2010 A senior figure in the Church of Scientology has been accused of trying to cover up the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Sydney. In an exclusive interview for ABC1′s Lateline program, a former member of the Church of Scientology says she was coached by a senior figure in the church to lie to police about the abuse at the hands of her stepfather….
Ms Rainer says it was indoctrination that led her to agree to protect the Church of Scientology instead of her daughter – an act that has lead to a strained relationship.
“It would be hard for an outsider to understand why it would be done, but you are so totally brainwashed by their beliefs and then you get told that if you go this particular way you will lose everything, you will lose your future,” she said.
Carmen Rainer has now made a statement to police outlining the allegations against Ms Eastgate and police are investigating the matter. The Church of Scientology said in a statement the allegations were untrue and defamatory.
Book focuses on abuse by priest by ERICA BAJER, QMI AGENCY
A new book about a clergy sexual abuse scandal that rocked southwestern Ontario carries a message of hope, the author said Tuesday. “The message is the important thing,” Jim Gilbert said during the launch of Breach of Faith, Breach of Trust: The Story of Lou Ann Soontiens, Father Charles Sylvestre and Sexual Abuse within the Catholic Church….
The pedophile priest was convicted in 2006 of molesting 47 girls over four decades in churches in Chatham, Pain Court, London, Sarnia and Windsor. Sylvestre served in Port Dover from 1965 to 1968. None of the incidents are connected to his time at St. Cecilia’s church.
The 84-year-old was sentenced to three years behind bars. He died less than six months later.