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#MeToo: Well-known comedian charged with rape and attempted rape

Prosecutor authorities pressed three felony charges against well-known Greek comedian Petros Filippidis on Wednesday. The 57-year-old actor is being accused with one rape and two to attempted cases of rapes. Filippidis denies the charges. The accusations came by three actresses. Investigation against the actor began with the assistance of the …

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Greece sets up #MeToo website, proceeds with penal code changes for minors’ protection

The Greek government has set up a #MeToo website where citizens can submit complaints get information on sexual harassment and abuse as well as power-based violence, actions taken against abusers and links where victims can seek help. The website metoogreece.gr will soon host announcements concerning initiatives designed to help people …

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Greek #MeToo: Actors Association submits file with double-digit complaints to prosecutors

The Greek Actors Association submitted to prosecuting authorities a file containing serious allegation of sexual abuse and harassment in the world of theater and movies. The reported cases are expected to expand prosecutors’ investigation into the so-called Greek #MeToo movement. According to media information, the submitted file contained double-digit cases. …

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Actors demand resignation of Culture Minister after arrest of ex National Theater director

Pressure is growing on Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni to resign in the aftermath of the arrest of the now former artistic director of the National Theater on multiple counts of rape including ones involving teenager boys. Call for resignation came also from a member of ruling New Democracy.is  also …

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Culture Minister moves against ex National Theater director over alleged sexual abuse cases

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni submitted a complaint report-memo to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court, requesting a full investigation into the alleged sexual abuse cases in the National Theater. The complaint is reportedly against the former Artistic Director of the National Theater Dimitris Lignadis and follows a storm …

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Students denounce sexual harassment by professors at Thessaloniki University

The rector of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (TAU), announced on Monday that he had informed prosecuting authorities about media reports in which three former students accused two retired professors of sexual harassment. “I have formally requested the intervention of Justice, in order for any such case concerning the University to be …

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