France: Filmmakers held over sex abuse allegations

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Leading French filmmakers Benoit Jacquot and Jacques Doillon have been taken into police custody for questioning over accusations of historical sexual abuse, French media is reporting. Actor Judith Godreche accused Benoit Jacquot of raping her as a child and Jacques Doillon of sexually assaulting her, also as a child. The two men arrived at the Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police (DRPJ) in Paris on Monday morning, the AFP news agency reports. The pair have denied the allegations and their lawyers have denounced their detainment.” (07/01/24)