Author Recycles Allegations About Polanski; Says Director Pursued Other Young Girls
Author Phillip Lambro, who worked as the composer on Roman Polanski's 1974 masterpiece Chinatown, is recycling allegations he's made against the director in order to re-energize sales of his Hollywood tell-all, Close Encounters of The Worst Kind.
Lambro says in a press release issued this week that Polanski was attracted to teenage girls like Samantha Geimer, a 13-year-old whose complaints against the filmmaker led to a guilty plea for unlawful sex with a minor and self exile from America to avoid prison time.
"Polanski is a contradiction and distortion like his life," Lambro states. "When I witnessed him answering sex-for-sale ads from 15-year-old girls under the name of Paul while he was working in the Paramount editing room, we must deduce that his judgment was amiss."
"If I saw Polanski answering ads posted by other under-aged girls, who's to say how many minors he had sex with or drugged?" Lambro states.
And, of course, you can read more about it in the book, which was published in 2007 but is being resurrected as Polanski faces extradition to the United States on that 1977 conviction.
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