Andrzej Bielawski is a Polish resistance leader and celibate man loosely based on the real-life priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. He intends to establish an anti-Soviet Polish government from exile in Paris. He is targeted for discrediting by the KGB using Philip and Irina, who attend a travel agent convention in the same New York City hotel where he is staying. Charles Duluth introduces Irina to Andrzej at dinner; she charms him, and after dinner, they take a walk outside. Philip, dressed as a mugger, rushes up, pushes Irina to the ground and steals her purse.
Later at the hotel, Irina drugs Andrzej, wiping the blood from her injured knee all over the bed, before leaving to rendezvous with Philip. She willing submits to a reluctant beating from him, which results in bruises on her face and body. She then goes to the police, claiming she was beaten and raped by Andrzej. Andrzej wakes up the next morning as a US official enters with photos of the beaten Irina. This incident ultimately results in the US removing their support for his new government, because "The Reagan administration doesn't want a rapist leading the movement to push the Soviets out of Poland."