Much loved Greek actor detained over sexual assault allegations

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He was one of Greece's funniest and most loved actors, but on Tuesday an investigating magistrate and a prosecutor ruled that actor and director Petros Filipidis be detained for alleged acts of sexual assault against fellow actors, after his testimony before them.

Filipidis reportedly denied the allegations against him by three actors: one count of rape in 2008 and two counts of attempted rape in 2010 and 2014.

The two alleged victims had first appealed to the disciplinary board of the Association of Greek Actors, and their testimonies formed the basis of the current legal case against Filipidis.


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