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French Director Luc Besson Accused of Rape

27-year-old actress says French director drugged, raped her in Paris hotel

(Newser) - Even as a turbulent Cannes took a bow on Saturday, French director Luc Besson was facing a rape investigation after a 27-year-old actress told French authorities that he drugged and raped her in a Paris hotel room, reports EW . "Luc Besson categorically denies these fantasist accusations," Besson's... More »

Lucy Definitely Not Boring

Critics say sci-fi action flick with Scarlett Johansson is 'completely nuts'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's character ingests designer drugs that enable her to use 100% of her brain in Luc Besson's latest picture, which boasts a neat premise even if it isn't scientifically accurate . But do the critics like it? Mostly, with a 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes . Here's... More »

Facebook Threats Halt Politician's Wedding

Protesters vowed to treat France's Besson like he treats gypsies

(Newser) - France's immigration minister has postponed his wedding after more than 1,000 people joined a Facebook group vowing to disrupt it. Eric Besson—who planned to marry a 24-year-old Tunisian immigrant in Paris later this month—has spearheaded France's campaign to expel gypsy immigrants . Protesters promised to give him "... More »

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