French filmmaker detained over alleged sexual assault – prosecutors

72nd Cannes Film Festival - News conference for the film "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) in competition - Cannes, France, May 20, 2019. Cast member Adele Haenel attends the news conference. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

PARIS (Reuters) – French movie director Christophe Ruggia was taken into custody on Tuesday, Paris prosecutors said, over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was cast in one of his movies nearly two decades ago. Jean-Pierre Versini-Campinchi, a lawyer for Ruggia, said the filmmaker denied any misconduct. Actress Adele Haenel, who is […]

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