Director of animated films Gang of sharks and A Monster in Paris, Eric Bergeron has been indicted for rape. The filmmaker is accused of having abused in 2007 by a colleague, who committed suicide in 2017.
On Thursday, January 2, 2020, the director Eric Bergeron has been indicted for rape. In charge of the case, the prosecutor of the tribunal de grande instance of Aix-en-Provence, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, has confirmed that the filmmaker was placed under judicial control. 54 years old, Eric Bergeron is accused of raping a member of staff in 2007. Former student of the école des Gobelins, this woman has committed suicide by 2017.
In a press release sent to AFP, Me Stéphane Le Buhan, lawyer Eric Bergeron, said that his client ” denies all the facts alleged against him “. The lawyer has also ensured that the developer ” intends to indicate that he will restore his honour in front of the justice tainted by serious accusations to which he is subject “. “In this respect, it wishes to benefit as each person subject to the presumption of innocence “, he said.
A report made in August 2017
Eric “Bibo” Bergeron is known for having co-directed the animated films The road to el Dorado and Gang of sharks. In 2012, his feature film A Monster in Paris has been appointed to the Cesar for Best animated film. According to the information of the review The French Film, the alleged victim was working in the production team of’A Monster in Paris. According to franceinfo, the survey that triggered the indictment of the developer has been opened following a report made in August 2017, by the european association against violence against women (AVFT). According to the prosecutor of the tribunal de grande instance of Aix-en-Provence, no other person has manifested itself as a victim.