The director was indicted in 2020 for “sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor”.
In 2019, Adèle Haenel had denounced to Mediapart the “control” of Christophe Ruggia during the preparation of the film Devils, unveiled in 2002. Still a teenager, the actress played a child abandoned at birth with her brother (Vincent Rottiers), in search of her parents and her home. In the article, she described in particular “forced kisses on the neck“, A “permanent sexual harassment” And “touching”. The director refuted all these gestures the same year.
Christophe Ruggia was indicted in 2020 for “sexual assault on a 15 year old minor by person having authority over the victim”. At the beginning of the facts denounced, Adèle Haenel was 12 years old. This Tuesday, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed to AFP that the investigation had been completed on August 22 (via Le French Film). This closing comes almost two months after a confrontation between the 34-year-old actress and the 58-year-old director. The parties will send their observations, before the prosecution takes its requisitions.
Adèle Haenel announced last May that she was stopping cinema due to “general complacency of the profession towards sexual aggressors and more generally, the way in which this environment collaborates with the deadly racist ecocidal order of the world as it is” In Telerama. “Let’s say it clearly: while biodiversity is collapsing, while the militarization of Europe is gaining momentum, while hunger and poverty continue to spread, what is this obsession of the world of cinema — collectively united at the Césars , in promotion for his films — to want to remain “light”? Above all, not to talk about ‘nothing’”she added.