The Society of Authors, Directors and Producers wishes to exclude "any member convicted by the courts for sexual offenses"

The Society of Authors, Directors and Producers wishes to exclude any member convicted by the courts for sexual offenses

While sexual violence in the cinema industry is once again at the heart of the debate, the civil society filmmakers of authors, directors and producers (ARP) are taking a stand. In a press release published on Tuesday, they announced that they would plan to exclude any member who has been convicted by the justice system and suspend any member who is indicted:

"The office of the ARP will propose to the next board of directors that, from now on, any member convicted by justice for an offense of a sexual nature be excluded and that any member indicted for the same reason be suspended."

The board of directors, bringing together around twenty people, will meet on Monday to discuss this proposal. The ARP also ensures that it "strongly supports all victims of moral and sexual violence" and that "reprehensible excesses (...) can in no case be justified or tolerated". & Nbsp;

This decision comes when the cinema news is marked by two accusations of sexual violence: that of the actress Adèle Haenel against the director Christophe Ruggia, and that of the French photographer Valentine Monnier facing Roman & nbsp; Polanski. She claims that the director beat and raped her in Gstaad in 1975. & nbsp;

The filmmaker, accused by five women in total, & nbsp; denies. According to the prosecution of the Canton of Bern, on which Gstaad depends, these alleged facts are time-barred. Roman Polanski is therefore not threatened by a potential exclusion from the ARP. On the other hand, if the proposal is approved by the board of directors, it would open the way to a suspension, according to AFP: & nbsp; Roman Polanski fled the United States in 1978 and is still under prosecution for relations illegal sex with a minor. This procedure being "in progress", it could be "suspended", specified its president Pierre Jolivet to AFP. & Nbsp;

Christophe Ruggia, meanwhile, was struck off the Society of Directors on Monday November 4, a few days after Adèle Haenel spoke in an investigation by & nbsp; Mediapart. He denies any aggression & nbsp; but admits an "error". The actress did not file a complaint, but the Paris prosecutor's office announced that it had opened a preliminary investigation for "sexual assault" on a minor under 15 years of age "by person having authority" and "sexual harassment", according to AFP. . & nbsp;

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