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Adele Haenel has become a hero of the #MeToo movement in France. (AP/Reuters)

Rape accused Roman Polanski wins best director at French Oscars, MeToo crusader Adele Haenel storms out

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Adele Haenel, who was nominated for best actress for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, stormed out, crying “Shame”, as Roman Polanski won best director at the Cesar Awards despite being accused of rape.
Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris.(REUTERS)
Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris.(REUTERS)

Roman Polanski to skip ‘French Oscars’ fearing public lynching, despite his film being most-nominated

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Filmmaker Roman Polanski has said that he will not be attending the Cesars, because he fears a ‘public lynching’. His film, An Officer and a Spy, tops the list of nominations.
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