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Children’ movie director arrested for raping girl who later killed herself as #MeToo rocks French movie business

Kids’ film director arrested for raping woman who later killed herself as #MeToo rocks French film industry


OSCAR-nominated director and animator Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, who labored on the Madagascar and , has been arrested for raping a girl who has since taken her personal life.

Bergeron’s arrest on January 2 is the most recent in a string of sexual assault circumstances which have rocked the French movie business.

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Bergeron reportedly “utterly” denies the allegations which were made towards him[/caption]

The 54-year-old director has been charged with rape, in keeping with the prosecutor’s workplace in Aix-en-Provence, the capital of the south-eastern French area of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.

His alleged sufferer was reportedly certainly one of his college students on the Gobelins movie faculty in Paris and likewise labored on the manufacturing staff of his 2011 movie: “A Monster in Paris”.

She took her personal life in 2017.

The prosecutor’s workplace stated he had been positioned below judicial supervision and that the investigation started in 2018. The alleged rape is alleged to have taken place in 2007.

Bergeron reportedly “utterly” denies the allegations.

His lawyer Stephane Le Buhan stated his consumer “disputes the whole thing of the fees towards him” and “will restore to justice his honour, marred by the intense accusations towards him”.

A few of Bergeron’s credit embrace: Shark Story, Asterix in Britain, Asterix and the Large Combat, Fievel Goes West, FernGully: The Final Rainforest, We’re Again! A Dinosaur’s Story, A Goofy Film, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper and Flushed Away.

Bergeron directed the 2011 movie ‘A Monster in Paris’, which was voiced in English by Sean Lennon, Vanessa Paradis, Adam Goldberg, Danny Huston, Madeline Zima, Catherine O’Hara, and Bob Balaban.

Bergeron was nominated for the Oscar for the very best animated movie in 2005.

On Tuesday, well-known French director Christophe Ruggia, 55, who made worldwide headlines when he was accused by Adele Haenel of sexually assaulting her between the age of 12 and 15 was arrested and his dwelling was searched by investigators.

The allegations made by French actress and Cesar winner Adele Haenel, 31, appeared on third November 2019. She accuses him of “touching” her and “sexually harassing” her throughout taking pictures and at movie festivals.

Police opened an investigation on sixth November 2019 and on the finish of the month the actress had filed a criticism towards him.

The French Administrators’ Guild (Societe des Realisateurs de Movies, SRF) additionally promptly expelled him within the midst of the allegations.


The 54-year-old movie director had on the time denied the allegations however stated he had “made the error of getting performed pygmalions”, asking the actress to “forgive” him.

Pygmalion is a legendary determine in Greek mythology who was a king and a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard praised Haenel for “breaking a silence that was so heavy.”

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French Director Christophe Ruggia Well-known French director Christophe Ruggia who made worldwide headlines when he was accused by Adele Haenel of sexual assault[/caption]