On 14 May 2010, Lewis and her Los Angeles-based attorneyGloria Allred accused Polanski of sexually assaulting the actress when she was 16 years old, before the two worked together on Pirates. Prosecutors in Los Angeles confirmed that they interviewed Lewis in connection with the allegations. According to Lewis, the alleged incident occurred at Polanski's apartment in Paris. Previously, in a 1999 interview, Lewis stated that she had been his girlfriend for six months after the shooting of Pirates. She said, "I knew that Roman had done something bad in the United States, but I wanted to be his lover".