Actress alleges sexual abuse by director Polanski

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Los Angeles, May 15: Troubles are adding up for the Roman Polanski as an English actress, Charlotte Lewis, has now accused the Oscar-winner director of sexually abusing her in Paris when she was just 16-year-old.

Polanski is already facing charges for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Lewis' claims comes amid US authorities' efforts to get the director extradited from Switzerland to face the court in connection with the earlier case.

Addressing a news conference in LA, Lewis said, "Mr Polanski knew that I was only 16 years old when he met me and forced himself upon me in his apartment in Paris."

"He took advantage of me and I have lived with the effects of his behavior ever since it occurred," she added.

76-year-old accused was arrested in Switzerland in Sep 2009 after he fled US in 1978. Before leaving California, Polanski had pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. But he left before being formally sentenced.

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