Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on Monday that she would soon announce measures to combat gender-based violence and harassment in the cultural world, assuring that she herself would have left the Caesar ceremony which rewarded director Roman Polanski, like Adèle Haenel.
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What I want is to fight sexual, gender-based and harassing violence in all the establishments for which I am responsible.
Speech is also freed up in conservatories, in companies, in festivals and that is something that is very important to me.
I will communicate in a few weeks the actions that I wish to carry out in this field
”declared the Minister on BFMTV, without giving details on their concrete contents.
She was particularly questioned on the controversy around the César for best director awarded in February to Roman Polanski, targeted by accusations of rape, and the statements last week of the director Maïwenn who estimated in an interview with Paris Match "
crazy what 'they (feminist activists) can say bullshit lately
, "calling them"
women who don't like men
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While refusing to comment on these remarks, Roselyne Bachelot considered that "
the reward of Roman Polanski was unwelcome and it rightly hurt activists
The Caesar association should undoubtedly have avoided this kind of difficulty.
If I had gone there (to the ceremony), I would have gone there as Minister of Culture and obviously I would have stood up, there was no doubt,
The director, also excluded from the Academy of Oscars in the United States, a country he fled four decades ago after pleading guilty to embezzlement of a minor, was not present to receive his award, but the The smashing departure of actress Adèle Haenel marked the ceremony.