The sexual assault case against director Roman Polanski is set to proceed with an upcoming trial.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the woman accusing Polanski of raping her as a minor in 1973, issued a statement Tuesday confirming the 10-day trial will begin Aug. 4, 2025. The woman, whose name has been kept anonymous, is suing Polanski on charges of rape/sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The civil lawsuit was originally filed in June 2023 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court under a California law that temporarily allowed people to file claims of childhood sexual abuse after the statute of limitations had expired. The case was then served to Polanski at his home in Paris, France, in September of that year, according to Allred.

Legendary director Roman Polanski civil trial over alleged 1973 rape of girl is set for 2025