Klaus Kinski Sexual Abuse Allegations: German Actor's Daughter Claims He Raped Her

A portrait taken on July 20, 1981 shows German actor Klaus Kinski.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read ARCHIVE/AFP/Ge
A portrait taken on July 20, 1981 shows German actor Klaus Kinski. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read ARCHIVE/AFP/GettyImages)

German actor Klaus Kinski's daughter claims he raped her multiple times starting from the age of five, over a period of 14 years.

The shocking allegations come from the late actor's eldest daughter Pola Kinski, who writes of the abuse in her new autobiography, "Kindermund," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

In an interview with the German magazine Stern, that will run on Thursday, Pola Kinski says that her father "flouted everything -- even the fact that I often resisted and said, 'I don't want to.' He didn't care. He simply took what he wanted."

Kinski also revealed that she spent her entire childhood living in fear of her father's abuse, and said she was never able to see him as the iconic actor the rest of the world knew him as, reports SpiegelOnline.

"When I would watch him in films, I always felt he was just like he was at home," she said, adding that his behavior was widespread. "He actually abused everyone. He never respected other human beings."

Klaus Kinski died in 1991 and was best known for his roles in Werner Herzog's films, including: "Fitzcarraldo," "Nosferatu the Vampyre" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God." According to THR, Kinski was already a controversial figure in Germany, as his violent outbursts on set, which were caught on camera in Herzog's documentary "My Favorite Enemy," are legendary.

Pola told the German magazine that she decided to write her memoir because she was tired of having to listen to people praise her father.

"I couldn't take it anymore: 'Your father! Great! Genius! I always liked him!'," she said. "The idolization has got worse and worse since he died."



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