How many women have been raped but failed to report it?

That might be the bigger question in the wake of reports that a 61-year-old former German actress asserts she was raped at age 15 by Roman Polanski.

Renate Langer, the fourth woman to publicly accuse the exiled film director, said she kept her secret for the sake of her parents.

But her father died recently, and her mother passed in 2015, so now the story is being told, says The New York Times.

“The police in St. Gallen, Switzerland, confirmed that they met with Ms. Langer on Sept. 26,” the paper said. “Ms. Langer provided The New York Times with a copy of an email — sent by a Swiss police officer — saying that another office would make the determination as to whether she could pursue a criminal complaint.”

Langer told the Times: “My mother would have had a heart attack. I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo.”

Harland Braun, a Polanski lawyer, declined to comment on the latest accusation.

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