Luc Besson finds himself in the midst of another sexual assault allegation.
A 49-year-old french casting director recently broke her silence and is the second woman to accuse Besson of sexual assault, according to reports in the French media. The casting director said that she was assaulted by the director “every time I took the lift with him,” and that he also demanded sexual favors from her on set.
Besson’s screen credits includes Lucy, Nikita and The Fifth Element.
According to Thierry Marembert (Besson’s lawyer) the allegations are “fantasist accusations.”
Besson is by far the most prominent figure in the European film industry to be accused of sexual assault in the wake of the #MeToo movement.