The French filmmaker Christophe Ruggia has been placed in pretrial detention on Tuesday for questioning for the alleged sexual abuse against a minor who accuses the actress Adèle Haenel, which ensures that the producer subjected her to a “sexual harassment permanent,” as well as “touching repeated” when I was a teenager of just 13 years.
Ruggia is located on the premises of the Central Office for the repression of violence against persons (OCRVP) “in the framework of the preliminary investigation opened on November 6, 2019, for the charges of sexual assault against a minor of 15 years by a person with authority, as well as for sexual harassment”, confirmed judicial sources, who did not require the duration of the detention of the director gaul.
Me Too French was accelerated at the end of last year, when two women accused the two filmmakers, the franco-Polish Roman Polanski and Ruggia of rape and harassment when they were young, events that both filmmakers refuse.
“I sat always on the sofa and he in front, in a chair, then came to the sofa, he beat me, he kissed me in the neck, smelled my hair, I was stroking her thigh down to my sex, I began to put the hand under my shirt and towards the chest. I was excited, I rejected it but it was insufficient, I always had to change my site”, described by Haenel the harassment that was allegedly subjected to both in-house Ruggia as in several international festivals after shooting the first film with the director, Les Diables. Although initially the actress, 31-year-old and winner of two César, refused to make a formal complaint, ended up presented a the 26th of November, after the prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation.
After denying initially the facts, Ruggia ended up recognizing that they “have made the mistake of acting as Pygmalion to the misunderstandings and obstacles that this raises”, but in mid-December, in the magazine Marianne blamed the “hostility” of the actress to the fact that the rejected for a movie.
The filmmaker, 54 years old, has since been expelled from the Society of Film Directors (SRF) French, of which he had been on several occasions co-chair or vice-chair. Several actresses have expressed their support to Haenel, like the editor Vanessa Springora, whose recently published book, The Consent, in which he recounts his relationship to the mid-1980s, when I was 14 years, with the writer Gabriel Matzneff, 50, to the satisfaction of all your environment, it has also been a real shock to the laxity of the intellectual and artistic world in terms of the abuse of minors. The prosecutor's office in Paris has also opened an investigation against the writer, part of whose works have been withdrawn by their publishers in the past few days.Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 14:00