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Woman reaches preliminary agreement in Roman Polanski sexual abuse trial

Woman reaches preliminary agreement in Roman Polanski sexual abuse trial

A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims longtime fugitive Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her in his home in the 1970s after pumping her full of tequila there and at a restaurant, despite knowing she was underage.

In court documents filed Tuesday with Judge H. Jay Ford III of Superior Court in Santa Monica, the woman’s lawyers said a “conditional” settlement had been reached with the 90-year-old filmmaker and that a motion to dismiss the lawsuit would be filed by Oct. 14. Details were not disclosed. The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe.

According to the lawsuit, filed in June 2023 and amended a month later in July, Doe met Polanski at a party in 1973. The alleged encounter occurred four years before the director fled the United States after pleading guilty to illicit sexual intercourse with a minor involving another victim, Samantha Geimer.