César 2023: Sofiane Bennacer excluded from the list of Revelations after his indictment for rape

The actor, who was indicted in October for the alleged rapes of two former companions and violence against a third, was excluded from the list of Revelations of Caesar 2023.

Sofiane Bennacer, actor revealed in the film The Almond Treeswhich was indicted in October in Mulhouse for the alleged rapes of two former companions and violence against a third, was excluded from the list of Revelations of Caesar 2023, the Academy announced on Wednesday in a press release.

“The Bureau of the Académie des César, in agreement with the Revelations Committee, has decided that the information published by the press since November 22 […] ordered, without prejudice to the presumption of innocence and out of respect for the alleged victims, to remove it from the list of 32 Revelations, proposed as an indication on November 16 for the César 2023”, indicates the text.

The Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, which awards the Césars each year, announces in the same press release that it has chosen to modify the “regulations which govern the organization of the César Ceremony, regulations which do not provide, to date, the hypothesis of a judicial questioning of a participant in an eligible film”.

“I may be boycotted by the cinema”

Sofiane Bennacer proclaimed her innocence on Wednesday on Instagram. “I am innocent […] Does the presumption of innocence still exist? Or are we in a state of lawlessness, a state where the simple baseless accusation can destroy a life?”, he wondered. The actor had already disputed the facts during his indictment.

“I may be boycotted by the cinema. Anyway, I got humiliated in the depths of my soul […] I’m going to be free in a few months because I haven’t done anything […] If there was any evidence against me, not just bogus testimonies, real evidence, I would already be in prison,” he added.

The alleged facts would have occurred between 2018 and 2019 in Mulhouse, Strasbourg and Paris, and the alleged victims evolve in the world of theater. Sofiane Bennacer, 25, is one of the revelations of Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s latest film, The Almond Treesreleased on November 16.

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