Washington D.C., Nov. 9 -- : French actor Valentine Monnier has accused Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski of sexual assault.

The actor has claimed that the 86-year-old director had violently raped her about three decades ago in 1975, when she was just 18.

"In 1975, I was raped by Roman Polanski. I had no connection to him, personal or professional, and barely knew him. This didn't happen in the fracas of a party (there were no drugs, no alcohol). This was an extreme act of violence after we went skiing at his chalet in Gstaad," The Hollywood Reporter quoted her as saying in a statement given to a French publication - Le Parisien.

While detailing the attack, Monnier added, "He hit me, ripped off my clothes until I surrendered and mad...