Judith GodrecheThe French actor turned filmmaker who recently presented the semi-autobiographical series “Icon of French Cinema,” has filed a complaint against the director Jacques Doillon alleging rape, Variety Has confirmed.
Godrèche filed the complaint on February 6, the same day that filed one against director Benoit Jacquot.
Interviewed by local radio station France Inter, Godrèche alleged that Doillon raped her twice when she was 15 in the late 1980s. She claimed that the sexual assault occurred in the house Doillon shared with his then partner Jane Birkin, during the filming of “La fille de 15 ans”. Godrèche, who was in a relationship with Jacquot at the time, had the lead role in Doillon’s film and starred alongside Melvil Poupaud and Doillon himself. The film came out in 1989.
“It was a hallucination. He got rid of the actor and took his place and suddenly decided that there was going to be a sex scene between him and me,” Godrèche said on the radio on Thursday.
Doillon representatives did not immediately respond to VarietyRequest for comments.
In her complaint against Jacquot, Godrèche, who met the filmmaker when she was 14 years old and he was 39, accused him of “predation” and “violent rape of a minor under 15 years of age committed by a person in authority.” He has filed a complaint against him with the French Youth Protection Brigade. According to Le Monde, Jacquot denied the allegations and told the outlet that they had a “loving” relationship.
Naman Ramachandran contributed to this report.