Adriana Karembeu reveals she was the sufferer of tried rape by a director | EUROtoday

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VSThis is yet one more case of sexual violence that has shaken the French cinema sector. In his autobiography Free, revealed Thursday May 2, Adriana Karembeu reveals having been the sufferer of an tried rape by a French director, on the finish of the 2000s, with out revealing her title, one of the most traumatic experiences” of his life.

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One day, my agent asked me to meet a director for a project. I go to his house alone for the meeting, I am naive enough not to be suspicious because it is the afternoon. I ring his doorbell. The director, who already has several films to his credit, welcomes me with a smile, invites me to come in and sit down,” writes Adriana Karembeu.

The host continues: “ After a brief discussion about the script, he gets up and moves closer to me on the couch. He places his hand on his knee, then suddenly throws himself on me, kissing me violently. I feel his saliva on my face and my chest. I forcefully push him away, shocked that he dared to attack me. I am 35 years old, and I found the strength necessary to fight off this infamous predator and escape. If I had been 20, I think I would have been more deeply affected,” she believes.

Guys like him are everywhere”

Adriana Karembeu confides that she encountered her attacker once more a while later along with her then husband, Christian Karembeu. She describes the French director “crossing the threshold of a restaurant, heading towards our table, absolutely acting as if nothing had happened. As if nothing had happened. He dares to greet me in front of my husband, with his lewd air, when he tried to rape me so recently,” she denounces.

The prime mannequin commented on her frame of mind for the Belgian every day The final hour : “ I left the house and said to myself: “You poor bastard! I come up with more complicated things than that.” », remembers Adriana Karembeu. “ But I needed to speak about it as a result of it's unacceptable habits and guys like him are in all places. »

In latest months, administrators Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon, actor Gérard Depardieu and even the president of the National Center for Cinema and Animated Images (CNC), Dominique Boutonnat, have been accused of sexual assault. Thursday, May 2, a fee of inquiry into sexist and sexual violence in cinema was created on the National Assembly, thus responding to the requests made by actress Judith Godrèche, who had raised alarms on the topic in February 2024.