Monnier, who reportedly gave her consent to the publication to reveal her identity, wrote in a letter that Polanski raped her in 1975 at his skiing chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. At the time, Monnier was 18 and Polanski was 42. She went to the chalet with friends, but did not know the filmmaker personally. She said that Polanski had propositioned her on a ski lift, and later that night threw himself at her while he was naked, hurt her, tore off her clothes, and raped her.
"I was totally shocked. I weighed 50 kilos. Polanski was small but muscular and at 42 was in the prime of his life. He got the upper hand in two minutes," Monnier told Parisien. "I said to myself, this is Roman Polanski. He can't take the risk that this would be known, so he will have to kill me."
According to Parisien's report, the alleged victim claims that she has previously written letters to the Los Angeles Police Department, French first lady Brigitte Macron, and France's junior minister for gender equality Marlène Schiappa. But, as The New York Times notes, "Because the statute of limitations for rape is 20 years in France, her accusation cannot lead to an investigation or prosecution."
"I denounce this crime knowing that there can't be any punishment, in an attempt to end exceptions, impunity," Monnier told Parisien.