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Christophe Ruggia Expelled From French Directors’ Guild After Accusations Of Sexually Harassing Minor – Update

Christophe Ruggia Expelled From French Directors’ Guild After Accusations Of Sexually Harassing Minor – Update

Update 11/4: French filmmaker Christophe Ruggia has been expelled from the French directors’ guild after allegations surfaced yesterday (November 3) about his conduct with an actress, Adèle Haenel, who was a minor at the time.

The action marks a new precedent for the organization, which hasn’t expelled a member before. Ruggia had co-presided over the guild for several years. The Srf published a note on its Twitter feed stating that it “gives its full support to Adèle Haenel”.

Original Story, 11/3: Adèle Haenel, the multi-award-winning French actress whose recent credits include Cannes hits Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and Deerskin, has publicly accused French director Christophe Ruggia of sexually harassing her from the age of 12.

In an extensive report published by Paris-based investigative journal Mediapart, the actress claims Ruggia began harassing her after she was cast in his 2002 drama The Devils. Haenel says

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