Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi denounces a “media lynching” against Sofiane Bennacer

«By now everyone knows that he has not been tried“, explains the director of almond trees about his actor, charged with rape and assault.

Actress and director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi denounced a “media lynching» after the publication of a survey of the newspaper Release on the actor Sofiane Bennacer, on the poster of his film The almond trees and charged with rape and assault.

“To this day, everyone knows that he has not been brought to justice, and such a trial, in my opinion, is pure media lynching, one that is far from a desire to inform objectively and impartially,” the film’s director wrote in a statement.

My producers expressed fear and reluctance, but I told them that these rumors did not stop me and that I could not consider making the film without him.

Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

The actress and director – who would the “companion” according to the actor Release et The Parisian – also confirms to have had “knowledge” of the “rumors” which the young actor was the subject of during filming. “My producers expressed their fear and reluctance, but I told them that these rumors didn’t stop me and I couldn’t consider making the film without him.” she added to indicate that she had been “artistically impressed with Sofiane Bennacer from the first second of the casting” of his movie.

The producers “trusted me, in the respect they cultivate for the artistic choices of their directors. I thank them and take full responsibility for my choice. Later we heard that a complaint had been made. she explains again. And to say “Outraged that a newspaper like Release can trample the presumption of innocence to such an extent”.

On Instagram, Carla Bruni, the wife of Nicolas Sarkozy and the director’s sister, had expressed her doubts about the investigation into Release. “Without the presumption of innocence, all justice is arbitrary, debatable and potentially corrupt. Libé has been teaching us moral lessons for 40 years, but the presumption of innocence is clearly completely foreign to him. she thought.

Two charged with rape and one with assault

Friday morning, Patrick Sobelman, one of the film’s two producers The almond trees assured that the production knew nothing of these facts before hiring him. The revelation of Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s latest film, Sofiane Bennacer, 25, who claims her innocence, is the subject of several charges. Two for rape of two ex-companions and a third “charge of violence against a spouse”. As part of a fourth complaint filed by another ex-girlfriend denouncing rape, Sofiane Bennacer was placed under the more favorable status of an assisted witness.

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