Sexual violence: Mediapart publishes five new testimonies against Luc Besson

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Five new women have witnessed the French news center Mediapart movements displaced or sexually assaulted by director Luc Besson, following a complaint for rape filed by an actress in May and other testimonies released by Mediapart in July.

Two former employees of Europacorp, production company Luc Besson, two former students from the Cinema City School, founded by the filmmaker, and a former model testify to the site of improper behavior by the director of "Big Blue", ranging from one of them to unauthorized sexual relationships , which would have occurred between 1995 and 2016.

Contacted by AFP, Luc Besson's lawyer, Thierry Marembert, did not respond immediately. The company of Luc Besson Europacorp, also contacted, did not comment.

Among these new testimonies, it is a former assistant director. She told Mediapart that she had suffered by the filmmaker in the 2000s three unauthorized sexual relationships in Parisian hotels, as well as inappropriate movements and behavior.

The former model Karine Isambert, the only non anonymous witness, said that during a meeting with Luc Besson in 1995, when she dreamed of being an actress, he "had caught the top of the ass to pressure him hard enough, in (he) does the kiss ".

According to Mediapart, a former student at the Cité du Cinéma school witnessed the police in mid July to reject facts she believes is "sexual harassment".

They would have been in January 2016 while she was a second-year student at the city's school and did an internship on the film "Valerian and Thousand Planets". The film maker would have done "sit on his knees" and "kiss his throat" several times, according to his testimony.

These stories are in addition to four other testimonies collected by Mediapart in a survey by Luc Besson, published in July, including the actor and Belgian-Dutch model Sand Van Roy.

She complained to the director in May, accusing her of raping her at a Paris hotel. She filed a new complaint in July for previously engaged actions.

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