But now that they are dead, Renate Langer, a 61-year-old former German actress, has reported to the Swiss police that film director Roman Polanski raped her at a house in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1972, when she was 15.
Ms. Langer alleges she went to visit the 84 year old as he wanted to cast her in a movie, in February, 1972.
According to the Guardian, Langer is the fourth woman to publicly accuse Polanski of sexual assault.
Also in August, a woman in Los Angeles identified only as "Robin" by her lawyer said she was sexually assaulted by Polanski in 1973 when she was 16 years old.
Yet more claims of sexual assault have been levelled against acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, as new allegations of child rape have emerged.
She said she had not previously reported anything to police because she felt "ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo", and was concerned for her parents.
The director is facing yet another rape allegation.
She claims he offered her a part in his film, Che?, a month after he allegedly raped her.
Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun declined to comment on Langer's claims and stated in August that his client said "I don't know what this is is about", in regards to Robin's news conference.
"As far as what I did: It's over". I then was locked up here after this festival [in 2009]. He has lived in France, Switzerland and Poland and has not returned to the USA since. "So in the sum, I did about four or five times than what was promised to me".
The criminal complaint could spell more legal trouble for the Polish-French director, who is wanted by US authorities for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.
Polanski said he is particularly proud of it because it marks the first time that he, as a director, has focused on a story that explores the inner lives of two women and their conflict with each other.