A young actress who has worked with Luc Besson
on two movies has filed a complaint with the police accusing the director of raping her earlier this week, a French news outlet reported Saturday.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to Variety that she had filed the complaint, which was first reported by Europe 1
Police have declined to comment. The actress told Variety
that the incident, which she described as a “violent sexual assault,” happened two days ago, May 10, following a meeting with the maker of “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
“ at the Bristol Hotel near the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Besson could not be reached by Variety, but his legal representative confirmed that the French director “categorically denied all the accusations made against him.”
Rumors of sexual misconduct against Besson have been swirling since the emergence of the #MeToo movement. So far in France,