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A Serbian actress accuses a former minister of raping her 2021 a documentary that reveals the scandal

A Serbian actress accuses a former minister of raping her  2021  a documentary that reveals the scandal
A Serbian actress accuses a former minister of raping her 2021 a documentary that reveals the scandal

Serbian movie star Daniela Steinfeld accused an actor who held the position of Minister of Culture in Serbia of raping her 8 years ago.

This comes in the latest scandal in the Balkan country, in what has been described as the “Me To” movement with its Serbian version.

The 37-year-old actress, who is currently residing in the United States, spoke about the supposed assault for the first time in a documentary shown last year about the state of trauma resulting from sexual assaults, without revealing namesBut she named the intended representative before the Public Prosecutor in Belgrade on Monday and disclosed the name in a radio interview with the “Insider” website.

“I was raped by my colleague and dear friend Branislav Lecic in May 2012,” Steinfeld said in the interview.

After 4 days, we were performing together in a play.

“I never stopped saying (no) for as long as I could,” she added.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office stated to Agence France-Presse that an investigation has been opened into the accusations, which Branislav Lecic, 65, denies.

Lecic enjoys great fame in Serbia, where he also has a political career; In the early 2000s, he held the position of Minister of Culture, and is currently heading an opposition partyHe described the accusations against him as one of the “boldest lies” and aimed at “discrediting my credibility”, expressing his readiness “to respond to these accusations at any time.

“The Insider website published a recording of a phone conversation that Daniela Steinfeld said she had handed over to the judiciary, in which she talks about the supposed rape with a man whose voice resembles that of Branislav Lecic.

In this conversation, the man describes the incident as his “way of expressing tenderness”, adding that it is “an honor” for it to be desired by him.

“This means that you do not respect the word (no) that I said to you,” the actress says in the recording.

The man answers, “It doesn’t work like thisIf I say (yes) that means (yes)Daniela Steinfeld was one of the first Serbian actresses to speak out publicly about sexual harassment in artistic circles, with actress Milena Radulovic, who last January accused the director of a prestigious College of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade of raping her.

These accusations have opened the door to thousands of testimonies on social media from women in the area of ​​sexual violence they have been subjected to

A Serbian actress accuses a former minister of raping her 2021 a documentary that reveals the scandal
A Serbian actress accuses a former minister of raping her 2021 a documentary that reveals the scandal

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