‘Impunity is growing’: French celebrities call for law to crackdown on sexism and sexual violence

Writers, actors, journalists and politicians published a petition in Le Monde after learning that 94% of complaints were dismissed in 2022

More than 140 French public figures from literature, film, journalism and politics are calling for a wide-ranging new law against sexist and sexual violence in France, saying the country has failed to adequately respond to the #MeToo movement.

Personalities including the bestselling writers Camille Kouchner, Leïla Slimani and Vanessa Springora as well as the actors Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Adjani, Emmanuelle Béart and the actor-director Judith Godrèche, told Le Monde: “Despite the courage of victims, impunity is growing.”

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