She was speaking live for the first time.
Coline Berry, the daughter of actor Richard Berry, spoke at the microphone of Europe 1 this Wednesday morning to return to the accusations of incest, rape, sexual assault and corruption of a minor that she directs against his father and his ex-partner.
Coline Berry evokes in particular the need to speak out to counter certain comments, such as those of her aunt Marie Berry who presents her as an unstable person.
“I don't have the feeling of being unstable at all,” comments this 45-year-old mother, calmly speaking, at the microphone of Europe 1. For her, this kind of reaction, coming from her family or elsewhere , “Is still an assault”.
Accused of incest, Richard Berry defends himself
The facts that Coline Berry accuses her father and her ex-mother-in-law have taken place for several years, "before" her 8 years and "after" her 10 years, she specifies.
She is accompanied on the air by her lawyer, Me Karine Shebabo, determined to have the facts recognized in court.
"We are not at all in a debate word against word, (...) we have more than a simple word", insists the latter.
Coline Berry justifies her decision to speak by the impossibility of having a dialogue with her father, even though she says she is ready to forgive him.
"I understood that he was not able to respond to my request for recognition of the facts, of qualification of the facts, that it is always in a paradox of love and suffering, that it is always my father. and I love it, but it's not because we do monstrous things at a time that we are a monster, ”she says.
Camille Kouchner "amazed" by what his book on incest aroused
Coline Berry confides having reached out to her father "dozens and dozens of times in the private sector".
“Of course I always told him that I was ready to forgive him, assures the actor's daughter.
It is also human to ask for forgiveness.
"There is a moment when there is no longer any other solution"
Coline Berry easily justifies the time she took before filing a complaint.
"It's my father's fear of hurting the family, of many things, it's the continuum of suffering that only adds up over the years," she explains.
“It's not an expectation,” adds the complainant.
This is because there comes a time when there is no other solution.
It is difficult to release this word.
Morning essentials newsletter
A tour of the news to start the day
Subscribe to the newsletterAll newsletters
From a private affair to public impact, his approach seems to have escaped him at the start.
“My complaint leaked, journalists came to ask me questions,” says Coline Berry.
So at one point I had to expose myself and (maybe take advantage of this exposure too) to add to the debate and what is happening in society.
"Finally, the word 'incest' is understood"
Coline Berry welcomes the request of the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, to systematically open an investigation for sexual violence against minors, including for prescribed facts.
"This allows you to be heard and to put down your word," she greets.