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a dismissal, the actress Sand Van Roy files a complaint against the judge

Actress Sand Van Roy filed a rape complaint in 2018 against the French producer and director.

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A dismissal was pronounced in favor of the filmmaker Luc Besson, accused of rape for three years by the actress Sand Van Roy, Franceinfo learned from corroborating sources, Thursday, December 9. In response, Sand Van Roy announced on Twitter to wear “complaint for forgery against Marie-Claire Noiriel”, the examining magistrate who has just pronounced the dismissal.

The magistrate followed the requisitions of the Paris prosecutor’s office, which had requested, on October 8, the abandonment of the prosecution in this highly media affair.

“This dismissal is consistent with the constant position of the public prosecutor”, reacts with franceinfo the lawyer of Luc Besson, Thierry Marembert. According to him, the prosecution considered that “the accusations were unfounded.”

On May 18, 2018, the day after a meeting with Luc Besson at the Bristol, a Parisian palace, Sand Van Roy had filed a rape complaint against the filmmaker. Two months later, she had denounced other rapes and sexual assaults, committed according to her during two years of a “professional control relationship” with Luc Besson.

62-year-old Luc Besson, who has always disputed the facts, had not been indicted but only placed under the status of assisted witness. “He hopes that after the flouting of his presumption of innocence in this affair, his right to innocence will be respected”, explains his entourage to franceinfo. “Luc Besson now intends to devote himself to his films.”