Noted Greek Actor, Director Accused of Rape, #MeToo Movement Grows

ATHENS – A prominent Greek actor and director was accused of rape – but neither he nor the person bring the claim was named – as the #MeToo movement of women complaining of sexual harassment continues to grow in the country.

It began with Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou saying she was assaulted by a top sailing federation official, unable to do anything about it because her complaint came after the statute of limitations had expired.

In the case of the actor-director, the alleged victim pressed charges with the public prosecutor’s office of Athens, accusing the suspect of violent sexual acts. The identities of both the complainant and suspect have not been made public pending an official investigation nor was it said when it allegedly happened.

While Bekatorou’s alleged assailant will not face any criminal charges, the case has led a number of women in the arts and sports to come forward with their own stories of alleged harassment, but nothing has been done about it so far.


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