The director of Johnny Depp’s new film, chosen to open Cannes, reported for assaulting a journalist

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French actress and director Maïwenn, who recently made a very high profile due to her upcoming film, Jeanne-du-Barrynot only has it been chosen to open the Cannes Film Festival in May, but it will mark the return to the screen of Johnny Depp After the scandalous lawsuit with her ex-partner, she was denounced by a journalist who allegedly attacked in a restaurant.

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As detailed by the specialized site Variety, although the news has started circulating now after Maïwenn’s film was announced for the 76th. edition of the great French film festival, the complaint dates back to 7 March.

According to that report, the event took place in late February and had Edwy Plenel as its alleged victimeditor-in-chief of the independent news site multimedia partaccording to the BFM TV news channel.

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The controversial duo, "Mediapart" journalist Edwy Plenel el

The controversial duo, “Mediapart” journalist Edwy Plenel and actress and director Maiwenn. photo by AFP

Plenel assured that he was in a restaurant in the 7th arrondissement of Paris while the director ate alone at a nearby table. Still according to your version, at one point Maïwenn approached him and, without saying a word, grabbed him by the hair, spat in his face and rushed out of the club.

The speculation of French journalism is that the aggression is linked to the fact that multimedia partone of the main promoters of the movement #Me too in that country, it was the first means of communication to be advertised the testimony (later rejected by the courts) of the Belgian-Dutch actress Sand Van Roy in which she accused the famous director Luc Besson of rapeMaiwenn’s ex-husband.

bessonwho at the age of 31 began a relationship with a 15-year-old Maïwenn – the age of legal consent in France – and with whom he became a father a year later, she had multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the last few years.

The director has expressed on several occasions that she feels distant from #Me tooand actually hired Depp for Jeanne-du-Barry when the American actor was still facing the publicized legal battle with his ex, Amber Heard.

The film is a period story in which Depp plays King Louis XVI and deals with his relationship with the young working-class woman of the title – played by Maïwenn – who rises in the social hierarchy to become the monarch’s favorite.

Maïwenn Le Besco (this is her full name, although she prefers not to use her surname as a stage name), born in Paris, is 46 years old and has a long career as an actress (including two films directed by Besson) and half a dozen of films as a director. For now, she has not released any statements regarding the complaint received.

On the other hand, the authorities of the Festival which will take place between May 16 and 27 in what will be its 76th edition, have not clarified whether this complaint will affect or modify the presentation of Maïwenn’s film in the famous sample.

Source: Clarin

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