“The Luc Besson affair is not over”, promises the lawyer of his accuser

Following a dismissal order in the Sand Van Roy case against Luc Besson, the actress’ lawyer says he will appeal and go all the way.

The lawyer for actress Sand Van Roy behind the rape charges against Luc Besson which were the subject of a dismissal order on Thursday, Me Francis Szpiner, told AFP that he would call and that “the Besson case is not over”.

“We will go all the way, including to the European Court of Human Rights”, said Me Szpiner, asked by AFP. A Parisian investigating judge on Thursday dismissed the case in favor of the filmmaker Luc Besson, accused for three years of “rapeby actress Sand Van Roy in an iconic file from the #MeToo era.

“Of course, this decision is not a surprise, and of course we will appeal”insisted the lawyer. “From the start, the investigating judge considered that Mr. Besson was guilty of nothing, and she placed him under the status of assisted witness. Then, having made a non-instruction, it was obvious that she was not going to change her mind“, he added.

“I salute the performance of this judge who will have achieved the feat of never having wanted to meet the plaintiff, nor even to collect her explanations on the statements of the one she accuses, which shows that the path for the cause of women is long»continued the lawyer.

The investigating judge “never wanted to organize what any plaintiff is at least entitled to expect, that is to say a confrontation, and to justify that she did not make a confrontation, she says that there had one in the police station, where no question was asked specifically about the acts of rape that she denounces”denounced the advice of the Belgian-Dutch actress.

The lawyer confirmed to AFP that the “fourteen” requests for acts of investigation that he had made had been rejected by the investigating chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal. For his part, the filmmaker’s lawyer, Me Thierry Marembert welcomed the dismissal “who finally clears Luc Besson of the accusations he has defended himself from the beginning”.


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