Rape probe dropped against French film-maker Luc Besson

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The prosecution authorities in Paris have announced that after an preliminary investigation they will not pursue allegations of rape made against the well-known film director and producer. However prosecutors say that on February 21st 2019 they started another preliminary probe concerning the film producer after receiving a “report concerning acts of sexual assault”. Luc Besson denies all the claims. Marine Turchi reports.

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The preliminary investigation into Luc Besson which was launched in May 2018 following an allegation of rape against the French film-maker has been dropped with no further action being taken, the Paris prosecution authorities said on Monday February 25th. “The numerous enquiries carried out by [detectives] in the context of these proceedings have not enabled all the constituent elements of the reported offence to be established,” the authorities said in a statement.