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Accused of sexual assault, an administrator of the feminist collective 50/50 tried in September

During an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, six directors of this organization fighting for equality and diversity in the film and audiovisual industry resigned “due to this particular context which has caused a very strong tension“.

An administrator of the feminist collective 50/50, which campaigns for equality, equality and diversity in the film and audiovisual industry, will be tried on September 14 in the Paris court after the accusation of sexual assault, at- we learned Tuesday from a court source.

This woman, targeted by a complaint filed in March, is the subject of a subpoena on the record. In an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, six directors of the Collectif 50/50 resigned “due to this particular context which has caused a very strong tension“. In the internal letter distributed to the 900 members of the collective, the board of directors indicated that on March 11 a dinner was organized at the home of an administrator, which brought together about twenty people.

“Clearly drunk”

At the end of this dinner, a guest filed a complaint for sexual violence against an administrator of the collective. (…) At this stage, the complainant does not wish to speak publicly and the person in question strongly disputes the facts“, Adds the board of directors. “The collective has always fought against sexist and sexual violence and harassment. (…) The exceptional facts of which we are aware must likewise be treated with attention, commitment and discernment, with transparency, and in compliance with the values ​​that make up the DNA of the community.“, Indicates the board of directors.

What to do when an association is internally confronted with what it struggles against on a daily basis? The administrator in question was immediately withdrawn and suspended from all her activities within the collective. According to a report of which the AFP had a copy, the administrator targeted by the accusations was heard by the police and was “in a state of evident intoxicationat the time, according to several witnesses. In a text message the next day, she apologized to the complainant. Created in 2018 as part of the international movement for free speech “Me too», The Collectif 50/50 brings together a thousand cinema and audiovisual professionals. Its first awareness-raising actions in favor of equality and diversity were carried out at the Cannes Film Festival. In particular, he participated in the parity cards adopted by various film festivals.


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