The investigation targeting Richard Berry for incest accusation dismissed – rts.ch
Opened more than a year and a half ago, the investigation targeting actor Richard Berry, accused by his eldest daughter Coline of incest when she was a minor, was dismissed on Wednesday by the Paris prosecutor’s office for cause. prescription.
This investigation, opened on January 25, 2021 for sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor by ascendant against Richard Berry, and corruption of a 15-year-old minor for Jeane Manson, the actor’s former companion, “has been classified without following today due to the acquisition of the prescription of the public action”, indicated the prosecution, confirming information from BFMTV.
Coline Berry-Rojtman, born in 1976 from the union between Richard Berry and actress Catherine Hiegel, had filed a complaint against her father, denouncing acts of rape and sexual assault on a 15-year-old minor by ascending and corruption of minor in the years 1984-85.
“Coline Berry denounced these facts knowing full well that they were prescribed, for there to be an investigation”, reacted to AFP his lawyer, Me Patrick Klugman.
Not a liar
“This takes note that the facts are prescribed. We therefore understand that the facts are characterized, and that is what we expected,” he added. “No one will be able to say that Coline Berry is a liar anymore.”
“Contrary to what may have been wrongly indicated, there is no reason to say that the facts are established,” for his part, Me Hervé Témime, who defends Richard Berry alongside Me Sophie Obadia, told AFP. “The prosecution did not say it and moreover did not have to say it,” he added.
Coline Berry-Rojtman was heard in February 2021 by investigators from the Brigade for the Protection of Minors (BPM). His father, for his part, was last June.
In a long text published on his Instagram account, the 72-year-old actor had denied “with all his might and without ambiguity these filthy accusations”. “I have never had inappropriate or incestuous relations with Coline, nor with any of my children,” he assured.
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