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Sex Scandals Grow in Greece’s Arts Sector, More Charges Made

ATHENS – Allegations that leading players in Greece’s arts community were involved in sexual harassment and rape cases has now seen a complaint by the Actors Association made against the President of the Screenwriters Union and an actor-director – neither of whom were named.

That’s been the pattern so far with even famous names on TV and in the arts not identified under Greek privacy laws although some of the accused have been, including Dimitris Lignadis, the former director of the national theater who’s facing rape accusations from several men who said they were minors at the time.

The actors union, in a statement, said the unnamed actor-director they accused was involved in 14 cases of sexual abuse while the screenwriters chief was linked to 11 but no details were given about any.

The Actors’ Association unanimously decided to make public and condemn the reported incidents and to notify the Culture Ministry and associations, unions or schools to which the men may belong about the complaints, said Kathimerini.

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