Anny Dupeyrey goes against the wave
At the microphone of RTL on Saturday, the 76-year-old actress worries about “a late witch hunt”. “I'm going to get hit, but I think all of this is extremely exaggerated,” she explains, referring to the comments of Judith Godrèche against her ex-partner Benoit Jacquot with whom she formed a relationship at 14 years old. “Even six years with a director... Under the influence, I'm willing, but still consenting, right? I don’t really know what to think of this thing, but I don’t really like these witch hunts,” pleads Anny Dupeyrey, who admits that she has never been abrupt. “I have a hard time reacting to that. Maybe I was lucky because I was, because of my personal history with the death of my parents, a kind of survivor, no one was likely to attack me. That’s how it is, I didn’t have the profile of a victim.”
Anny Dupeyrey also regrets the temptation to censor the works of artists implicated in cases of aggression. “Let’s admit that some men were, indeed, predators. But they have sometimes produced beautiful works, and I would not at all like us to condemn their works at the same time as men,” she argues, citing the case of Polanski and his film The Pianist Who Returns. on the Shoah and the torture of the Warsaw ghetto. “It would be stupid, because he slept with a 15-year-old girl fifty or sixty years ago, to condemn his works,” she argues. “There is a kind of confusion in all this which bothers me a little. Let’s nuance it, all the same.”
Six years after the birth of the movement in Hollywood
The other big shock came from Judith Godrèche. The 51-year-old actress, who left to live in California, made her return to the screens with her autofictional comedy for Arte Icon Of French Cinema, in which she recalled her own beginnings at the hands of a predatory pygmalion director. In the series, as during its promotion, she did not yet mention the name of Benoit Jacquot, whose name for those who know the filmography and life of the actress was an open secret.
Everything changed when the series was broadcast: Judith Godrèche received countless testimonies and signs of support. Internet users are bringing out excerpts from interviews where Benoît Jacquot shamelessly displays his relationships with his young muses. Notably in the documentary Les Ruses du Désir: L’interdit by Gérard Miller. This “impunity” breaks the deadlock. On January 6, Judith Godrèche mentioned Benoit Jacquot in her publications on Instagram. Before filing a complaint in February against him and his colleague Jacques Doillon for rape.
Both directors rejected his accusations. Jacques Doillon was also implicated by the actresses Isild Le Besco and Anna Mouglalis. The first, revealed by Benoit Jacquot's Sade, claims to have been kicked out of a shoot after having "refused to sleep with him" and the second says she was "kissed by force" before pushing him away.
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