Courtesy : L'Express
A few months ago, we reported about how French actor Adele Haenel accused director Christophe Ruggia of sexual harrasment.
And now, the filmmaker was arrested on Tuesday on charges of sexual harassment.
French police said Ruggia was arrested as part of an investigation into "sexual aggression on a minor."
Haenel, who is now 31, has accused Ruggia of sexual harassment spanning several years and starting back when she was 12-years-old and cast to star in the director's second film, The Devils, in 2002. Ruggia, who was 36 at the time, has denied all allegations.
The actress alleges Ruggia began harassing her as a young teenager when they traveled together to promote the film.
Her comments shook the French film industry when they were first reported last November. The French news website Médiapart outlined the allegations and investigation into Ruggia in great detail, leading to his being fired by the French directors' association, the SRF. Ruggia had been co-president of the SRF for several years. It marked the first time in its 50-year history that the association removed one of its members.
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