Abdellatif Kechiche was to the angels in the early years, after the critical success of his last film Mektoub, my love: Canto uno . The filmmaker is now in turmoil. The prosecutor’s office in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry following a complaint for sexual assault against the director of The Seed and the Mullet , a-t-on said on Wednesday that a source close to the investigation, confirming information of BFMTV.

The complaint was filed on October 6, by a woman, and the investigation was entrusted to the second district police court (2nd DPJ), adds the same source, without further precision. According to BFMTV, it is a actress of 29 years, which accuses the director of The Life of Adèle , which won the Palme d’or at the Cannes film festival in 2013, to be delivered to, or touching after a dinner last June in Paris.

Through his lawyer, Jérémie Assous, contacted by AFP, the filmmaker challenged “categorically the veracity of these charges”, “from a person who has found this way to make aware.”

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Those charges, one year after the outbreak of the case, Weinstein, echo those made against Luc Besson for the actress Sand Van Roy in may last. The actress of 27 years old claimed to have been drugged and then raped by the director of the Fifth element in a parisian hotel a few days earlier. Accusations that the filmmaker has denied via his lawyer Thierry Marembert.