Popular Greek Actor Detained Over Rape Charges Case

July 28, 2021

ATHENS – Greek actor Petros Filippidis, who has appeared in a number of popular TV shows, was put into pre-trial detention as he faced charges of rape and attempted rape, which he denied.

The state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) said that he reportedly testified in secret although it wasn't said why reporters and the public weren't allowed to attend although the case would involve details of alleged victims.

Three former colleagues of his who weren't named had reported the alleged assaults to the Disciplinary Body of the Association of Greek Actors but it wasn't said if they did to the police as well.

A rape allegedly took place in 2008, while the two attempts, according to the plaintiffs, were in 2010 and 2014 with no word why the cases are being pursued after a number of years, referred to prosecutors.

The victims of the two attempted rapes claimed that when he did not get his way with them he used physical violence against them and threatened to harm their careers unless they provided sexual services.

Filippidis was indicted in May, his case coming on the heels of another sex scandal and charges brought against director and actor Dimitris Lignadis, the former National Theater chief who was charged with raping minors.


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