Sofiane Bennacer, who plays one of the main roles in the film The almond trees of Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, with whom he is currently in a relationship, had just been selected by the Cæsarakademiets Committee to appear on the list of Revelations of the Year 2023. A nomination which was stormy according to The Parisianthe casting directors in attendance argued about his case because of the sexual assault rumors that had been hovering over the comedian for months.
Sofiane Bennacer is currently in turmoil since The Parisian has just revealed that last October he was charged with rape and violence against a spouse by a judge in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin) and placed under judicial supervision. It was Edwidge Roux-Morizot, the public prosecutor in Mulhouse, who confirmed this information to the newspaper.
The latter also reports that the prosecution had requested a deposition order against the actor, but the Liberties and Detention Judge (JLD) finally left him under judicial supervision. On the other hand, he is prohibited from meeting all complaints and witnesses in the case. Without forgetting that he is now banned from going to Strasbourg, Mulhouse, but also to Paris and the Paris region.
A very embarrassing sanction for an actor in the midst of promoting the film that released on November 16. His judicial notice also prevents him from meeting his current partner, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, who was questioned as a witness in this case.
Four women testified
Rumors of sexual abuse had been floating around him for months. According to The Parisianstill, the case for which he is accused started in early 2021 with the rape accusation of one of his former comrades: an acting apprentice who, like him, had attended La Filature theater school in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin). “It is behind the scenes of this famous cultural establishment in the Haut-Rhin that the couple would have formed before joining the National Theater of Strasbourg (TNS) in 2019.“, specify our colleagues.
Since then, the testimonies of three other young women have been collected. All of them, including a certain Juliette B., “described as fragile“, provoked an affair under the influence, during which relations without consent would have taken place. A fourth woman, who today lives in Paris, denounced her physical violence committed against her by the actor, who was also charged with these facts.
Note that last October, following this court ruling, the actor, who denies all these allegations en bloc, filed a complaint for defamation against his accusers
Sofiane Bennacer remains presumed innocent of the charges against her until the final conclusion of the case