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Rape Case Against French Director Luc Besson Dismissed After Judicial Investigation

The rape claim against Luc Besson, the French director of “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy,” has been dismissed by a Paris judge following a lengthy judicial investigation. A source close to the public prosecutor’s office in Paris confirmed to Variety that the case, which stemmed from two police complaints filed in May and July 2018 by Dutch-Belgian actress Sand Van Roy accusing Besson of raping her, has been dismissed. The judicial investigation included hearings with witnesses, including Besson’s former wife, the actor-director Maïwenn, with whom he has a daughter, and his former partner Anne Parillaud, an actor with whom he has...
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Rape Case Against Luc Besson Dismissed By Paris Judge; Accuser Plans To Appeal Ruling

The judge responsible for overseeing a rape complaint brought against filmmaker Luc Besson today dismissed the case following a lengthy investigation. This follows a request made by the Paris public prosecutor’s office in October that the case brought by actress Sand Van Roy be tossed out. Besson’s attorney, Thierry Marembert, said today, “After three-and-a-half years, and the testimony of many witnesses, the Investigating Judge has dismissed the case and all allegations of criminal rape against Luc Besson. Mr. Besson has been fighting these false allegations for several years, and this dismissal finally and fully exonerates him of all charges brought against...

Luc Besson Rape Claims Should Be Dismissed, Says Paris Prosector – Update

UPDATE, 11:28 AM: Luc Besson looks to be one step closer to seeing the rape claims against him dismissed. The public prosecutor’s office in Paris has today requested  Judge Marie-Claire Noiriel to toss out the three-year old case against the Lucy director by actress Sand Van Roy “At the end of the judicial investigation, it should be noted that the hearings and expert opinions of the civil party; the interrogation of Luc Besson, the investigations on rogatory commission did not make it possible to further characterize the elements constituting the offense of rape,” prosecutor Lecaroz Anne-Claire said in documents filed this week....

MailOnline pays ‘substantial’ damages to actress after revealing rape complaint against director Luc Besson

MailOnline has apologised and agreed to pay "substantial" damages to the actress Sand Van Roy after the news website identified her as having lodged a rape complaint against the film director Luc Besson.In the early hours of 18 May 2018, Van Roy filed a complaint with police in Paris that she had been raped at the Hotel Bristol by Mr Besson, who strongly denies the allegations.Under French law the Dutch-Belgian actor was entitled to remain anonymous while investigators handled her complaint.But details of the complaint were leaked to the French press, and just over a week later on 29 May,...
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From the mind of Luc Besson

This week brings a pair of first rate action thrillers from the mind of Luc Besson, a creative force in French cinema who makes a much better writer-producer than he does a director. District b13 (2004) Has it really been almost 20 years since director Pierre Morel’s debut sent David...