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Rape probe dropped against French film-maker Luc Besson

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Luc Besson at the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 20th 2016. © Reuters Luc Besson at the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 20th 2016. © Reuters

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.