Solveig Halloin, 46, was sentenced Friday in Paris to a suspended fine of 500 euros for defamation against the actor and director Philippe Caubère whom she had accused of rape, a procedure dismissed in early 2019 by the courts.
The Paris Criminal Court further ordered her to pay 1,000 euros in damages "in compensation for moral prejudice" suffered by the artist, as well as 2,000 euros for her legal costs.
In its judgment, the court considered that, "although these are statements written by a person claiming to be a witness and victim of the facts, which allows freedom of expression to be considered more broadly, it must be noted that that the defendant (…) made no offer of proof or put forward any element relating to her good faith ”.
She refused to answer investigators' questions
"We are satisfied with this deliberation", responded to Me Marie Dosé, the lawyer of Philippe Caubère, who claimed 20,000 euros in compensation.
And to specify that his client was going to donate the sums to Afghanistan's Women Rights Association, an NGO founded in 2014 in Geneva which is dedicated to the defense of women's rights in Afghanistan.
The decision was rendered in the absence of the complainant, who was neither present nor represented at the oral hearing on 18 June.
In March 2018, Solveig Halloin accused Philippe Caubère, ex-pillar of Ariane Mnouchkine's legendary Théâtre du Soleil, of having raped her in 2010, some time after their meeting in a Toulouse theater.
But the court of Créteil had classified without continuation, "no element" allowing "to corroborate the declarations of the plaintiff on the absence of consent".
This former Femen activist had also brought charges in April 2018 against Philippe Caubère on his Facebook page in a virulent message, treating him in particular as a "serial rapist" and "prostitute", which earned him to be dismissed for defamation, after a complaint from Philippe Caubère.
During the investigations, the investigators could not question Solveig Halloin, the latter refusing to respond to the summons. "It is important to understand today that we cannot say everything and everything," said Me Dosé. “There was an outrageous media coverage which destroyed, which was made to destroy, but (…) the excess, at one point, it pays for itself. So, it is not only a relief but it is also justice that it is condemned ”, she added.