An investigation opened against Abdellatif Kechiche, accused of sexual assault

An investigation opened against Abdellatif Kechiche, accused of sexual assault

An investigation for sexual assault was opened by the Paris prosecutor against director Abdellatif Kechiche. The complainant is a 29-year-old woman who "claims to have dined, on the night of 23 to 24 June, with the director in an apartment in Paris, in the 20th arrondissement," according to BFMTV. Asleep after drinking several glasses of alcohol, "she then claims to have woken up on the couch, her pants were open and Abdellatif Kechiche was fondling her," the TV channel reports. The young woman was heard by investigators of the 2nd judicial police district (DPJ), in charge of investigations, according to a police source. Several other participants of the evening, including Abdellatif Kechiche, have yet to be auditioned.
Abdellatif Kechiche denies the accusations The filmmaker, Palme d'or in 2013 for "The life of Adèle", "categorically challenges the veracity of these accusations from a person who has found as the only way to be known as that of Assume the status of victim, "said his lawyer Jérémie Assous, joined by AFP.
Abdellatif Kechiche was a comedian before becoming a director and director. In cinema, he has illustrated himself with subtle and humanistic works such as "The Dodge" or "The Seed and the Mullet", both awarded the César for best film, and "The life of Adèle", in the center of a controversy a few months after his coronation in Cannes. Known for his great demands on the sets, the director was the target of one of the film's two main actresses, Léa Seydoux, who had denounced "horrible" shooting conditions, endless days and hundreds of shots for the same scene. Claiming to be "humiliated" by this public quarrel, Abdellatif Kechiche ended by saying that he would have preferred the film not to come out because he had been "too dirty".

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