AP, TVWeek

Filmmaker Off the Hook in Rape Case

Feb 25, 2019  •  Post A Comment

An investigation into a rape allegation against a well-known movie director has been dropped after it reportedly failed to turn up sufficient evidence to support the woman’s rape claim.

The AP reports that prosecutors in Paris say they have dropped the case against Luc Besson.

“The woman filed a complaint in May 2018 accusing the 59-year-old director of drugging and raping her at Le Bristol Paris hotel,” the AP reports. “The prosecutor’s office said Monday that investigators didn’t find evidence of a rape.”

Besson has directed a number of high-profile films, including the “Taken” series, ″The Fifth Element,” ″Leon: The Professional” and “Lucy.”

“The law firm that represents Besson said the filmmaker was satisfied with the prosecutor’s decision and noted he always denied the woman’s allegation.,” the AP notes.

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