A former model named Edith Michelle Vogelhut, also known as Shelli Paul, has reportedly come forward claiming that she was sexually assaulted by Polanski in 1974. She was 21 at the time.
According to RadarOnline, Vogelhut alleges that she was handcuffed and repeatedly sodomised by the director at a party at Jack Nicholson’s house, before he passed out.
Vogelhut’s lawyer, Michael Griffith, says the statute of limitations has expired, so she cannot file a civil lawsuit against Polanski.
“I’m not planning on filing a civil lawsuit against Mr. Polanski as I think the statute of limitations has expired,” Griffith said.
“(However) I’m in contact with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office regarding the criminal case.”
Polanski was freed on July 12 by Swiss authorities after they decided not to extradite him to Los Angeles.
Hmmm, the fresh allegation sounds decidedly fishy to me. Coincidence that this surfaces after Polanski’s freed? I think not.