Sexual harassment allegations

Actress accusing director Luc Besson of rape gets little sympathy

Actress Sand Van Roy told the Paris police that director Luc Besson (above) raped her more than once.
Actress Sand Van Roy told the Paris police that director Luc Besson raped her more than once.PHOTOS: NYTIMES, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Actress Sand Van Roy told the Paris police that director Luc Besson (above) raped her more than once.
Actress Sand Van Roy told the Paris police that director Luc Besson (above) raped her more than once.PHOTOS: NYTIMES, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

PARIS • Harvey Weinstein fell but Luc Besson is still standing.

In French film-maker Besson's thrillers and science-fiction movies, the women are serious, smart and occasionally stronger than men. Sometimes, they save the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2018, with the headline 'Actress accusing director Luc Besson of rape gets little sympathy'. Subscribe