the investigation targeting Richard Berry dismissed for prescription

The investigation targeting actor Richard Berry, accused of incest by his daughter Coline Berry-Rojtman, was closed on Wednesday due to prescription, said the Paris prosecutor’s office, confirming information from BFM TV.

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 partner, “was closed without further action. this day because of the acquisition of the prescription of the public action “.

Coline Berry-Rojtman, born in 1976 from the union between Richard Berry and actress Catherine Hiegel, filed a complaint on January 25, 2021 against her father. The facts she denounced took place according to her in the years 1984-85. In an article published by The worldshe had mentioned the sexual violence she allegedly suffered at the home of her father who was then living with Jeane Manson, accused of having participated with him in these attacks.

“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. “This takes note that the facts are prescribed. So we 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 with Me Sophie Obadia, told AFP. “The prosecution did not say it and moreover did not have to say it,” he added.

The actor denied

Richard Berry was heard last June by investigators as part of the investigations. Coline Berry-Rojtman had for its part been heard in February 2021.

Richard Berry had denied “with all (his) strength and without ambiguity the filthy accusations”. “I have never had inappropriate or incestuous relations with Coline, nor with any of my children”, had assured the actor at the time of the revelation of the filing of the complaint.

In April 2022, Coline Berry-Rojtman was sentenced by the court of Aurillac for defamation of Jeane Manson. She appealed this decision.

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