Edwi Plenel, editor-in-chief of Mediapart magazine, has filed a lawsuit against French actor and director Mayouen, who is set to open his latest film “Jean de Paris” with Johnny Depp at the Cannes Film Festival, for assaulting him in a restaurant. .
A police report was filed on March 7 by Plennell, accusing Mayween of assault. diverse He confirmed registration with the Paris Prosecutor’s Office after local dispatches. In the complaint, Plenel claimed he was attacked by Maywen at the end of February while dining at an elegant restaurant in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
He alleged that Maywen, who was sitting alone at a nearby table, came to his table and grabbed him by the hair before spitting in his face without a word, then walked away, leaving Plennell “shocked by the incident,” according to the report. news agency. , which conveyed a police complaint.
diverse Maywen’s attorney has been contacted for comment.
While the police report was filed a month ago, it was leaked on Friday, just a day after the Cannes Film Festival announced Mayween’s film lineup. to open its 76th edition.
Although Maywen has not been investigated by Mediapart, she has released a series of explosive stories about her ex-husband Luc Besson, with whom she shares a daughter, Shanna Besson. Mediapart spearheaded the #MeToo movement in France, publishing the first testimony of Belgian-Dutch actor Sand van Rooy accusing Besson of sexual assault (the case was eventually dismissed), and testimony of French actress Adele Haenel accusing director Christophe Ruggia. Sexual harassment when she was a minor.
Maywen, who has said in previous interviews that she hasn’t embraced the #MeToo movement, cast Depp to play French King Louis XV in “Jeanne du Barry” when he was in the midst of his legal battle against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Méwenn plays Jean du Barry, Louis XV’s greatest love who brings him to the Palace of Versailles to live near him when she is not a noblewoman.
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