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Maven, director of Johnny Depp’s Ear Opener, charged with assault – The Hollywood Reporter

Maiwen, French actress and director whose latest feature, jean du barrystarring Johnny DeppDesire This year’s Cannes Film Festival is startingA French journalist is being sued for assault.

Edvi Plenell, Editor-in-Chief mediapart, an online investigative newspaper, filed a complaint with French police, claiming that Maven attacked him on 22 February while he was having dinner at a restaurant in the fancy seventh arrondissement of Paris. The police report was leaked to French media a day later on Friday Cannes announced that Maiwen’s film will open its 2023 edition next month.

The complaint, filed on March 7, accuses Maven of aggression. Plenell alleges that he was having dinner with a lawyer when Maiwen, who was sitting alone at another table, arrived, violently grabbed him by the hair and spat in his face before being escorted out. The AFP news agency quoted the complaint as saying that Plenell was not physically harmed, but was “shocked by the incident”.

hollywood reporter TechRepublic has reached out to Maven’s team for comment.

mediapart has not published any investigative reports or disclosures from Maven, but the site has reported widely on sexual assault allegations against her ex-husband, the French director Luc Besson, The two were married between 1992-1997 and have a daughter, Shanna Besson. mediapart A French outlet was the first to publish the allegations of Dutch actress Sande Van Roy, accusing Besson of rape. The case was initiated in the wake of #Me too The movement was later abandoned.

Maven, who has publicly stated that he did not embrace the #MeToo movement, cast Depp to play French King Louis XV jean du barry While he was fighting a legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard. In the film Maiwen stars as Louis XV’s lover Jean du Barry, a poor commoner who becomes the Sun King’s last official mistress.

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