Roman Polanski has denied a new claim that he raped a French actress in the 1970s.
The latest in a series of sexual assault accusations against the director, comes from Valentine Monnier.
The 86-year-old filmmaker has rejected the allegation, threatening to sue, reports BBC NEWS.
In an open letter published by French newspaper Le Parisien, Monnier said he tried to make her swallow a pill during the alleged attack, and later made a tearful apology while demanding a promise she never tell anyone.
“I thought I was going to die,” she wrote.
The Oscar-winning director’s lawyer Herve Temime told AFP in a statement he “disputes in the strongest terms this rape accusation”.
“We are working on the legal action to bring against this publication,” he added.
Polanski admitted unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and served 42 days in prison, but later fled the US over concern that a plea bargain deal would be scrapped.
The Oscar-winning director, who is a citizen of Poland and of France, has been a fugitive since.