Magazine article Screen International

Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office Drops Investigation into Luc Besson Rape Charges

Magazine article Screen International

Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office Drops Investigation into Luc Besson Rape Charges

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Accuser’s lawyer plans to file civil complaint.

The public prosecutor’s office in Paris has shelved an investigation into rape accusations against French producer and director Luc Besson due to lack of evidence, it announced on Monday (25).

“Luc Besson has taken note with satisfaction of this decision by the public prosecutor to dismiss the accusations made by Sand Van Roy, which he has always formally denied,” Besson’s lawyer Thierry Marembert wrote in an official statement.

The public prosecutor’s office said its investigation had not been able to prove “the infraction that had been reported”. …

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