In an article published on Mediapart, the actress Adèle Haenel accuses the director Christophe Ruggia of "touching" and "sexual harassment". The touching would have taken place, among others, on the shooting of his first film "The Devils" in 2002, but also during the promotion of the feature film, between 2001 and 2004. The actress evokes touching "on the" thighs " , the "torso", "forced kisses in the neck." Non-prescribed sexual violence, but for which the actress does not wish to complain.The fault, according to her, to a justice that "condemns so little aggressors" and "one in a hundred rapes".
"I did not move, he was angry at me for not consenting, said the actress multi-Cesarized.I want to tell a misnomer unfortunately banal, and denounce the system of silence and complicity that makes it possible behind. "
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"We were very uncomfortable in the team"
At the material time, the actress was between 12 and 15 years old. Charges corroborated by several testimonies collected throughout the seven-month investigation of the journalist Mediapart. Thirty people were heard. Among them, the director of the film. "Christophe's relationship with Adèle was not normal, it seemed like her fiancée," she says, "we barely had the right to approach her or talk to her." because he wanted her to stay in her role all the time, only he had the right to be in touch with her, and we were very uncomfortable with the team. "
Contacted by Mediapart, Christophe Ruggia has indicated through his lawyers that he refutes "categorically have harassed or any kind of touching on this young girl then minor" and refused to answer their questions.