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A film actress has accused director Luc Besson of raping her at a five-star hotel in Paris, saying she had 'so much pain that I passed out'.
Sand Van Roy, 27, claims the 59-year-old married father-of-five attacked her at the Bristol Hotel in the French capital after returning from this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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Interviewed on the BFM TV news channel, Ms Van Roy renounced her right to anonymity.
Recalling the night of May 18, she said: 'I was scared of dying, that was never very far away.
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'It was a crescendo, and even the next day I had so much pain that I passed out. And when it's as violent as that, that's called a rape.
'I said stop, I told him clearly – it's not just, no. There were tears, there was vomit. He forced humiliating sex acts on me. I showed my disgust. I showed that I did not want it. It's also a no.'
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Ms Van Roy, who has been named across the entire French media, was said to be Besson's mistress for the past two years.
In turn, the film mogul's lawyer, Thierry Marembert, said he 'categorically denies these fantasist accusations,' and would be presenting his evidence in a court of law, not on TV.
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Mr Marembert confirmed that Ms Van Roy is someone Mr Besson knows but he has 'never behaved inappropriately' towards her.
Ms Van Roy, who has appeared in two Besson films, is said to have 'drunk a cup of tea, felt unwell,...
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