French filmmaker Luc Besson faces fresh sexual assault allegations

Last Updated: Jul 11 2018 17:24

HOLLYWOOD- French director Luc Besson is facing a fresh wave of sexual harassment allegations.

A casting director filed a complaint with the Paris public prosecutor, claiming the filmmaker sexually assaulted on her several occasions. A detailed report of the allegations has been prepared by French investigative website Mediapart.

Apart from the anonymous casting director, two other women also alleged inappropriate behavior by Besson to Mediapart.

Besson’s production company has not responded to the new allegations but told AFP, “We fully support Luc Besson in this difficult period.” Besson’s office also said that he is “reserving his answers for the investigators so that his innocence can be shown”.