“We must think of the victims”: Christian Clavier speaks for the first time on the Ary Abittan case


Christian Clavier confided in the columns of Ciné Télé Revue this Friday, April 8. The opportunity for the actor to discuss the Ary Abittan affair.

For two days, Christian Clavier has been starring in the film What the hell have we all done, the third part of the saga created by Philippe de Chauveron. This work was eagerly awaited but it is much talked about, especially because of the presence of Ary Abittan. Affected by a rape complaintthe actor was not replaced since the filming of the film took place before he was indicted. He was dropped from the promotion but remained on the bill.. In the columns of Cine TV Revue this Friday, April 8, Christian Clavier spoke for the first time. “We must think of the victims and respect the presumption of innocence, it is fundamental“, he first assured. Subsequently, he referred to a quote from Claude Lelouch:As he said, We will comply with the court’s decision.” he continued before adding: After, the intimacy of people, we do not know it“. An opinion that he gave in complete transparency.

On October 31, 2021, Ary Abittan was taken into custody at the premises of the Paris judicial police. The day before, a 23-year-old woman filed a complaint against him for rape for facts that allegedly took place on the night of October 30 to 31. Since then, this story has been talked about a lot, especially since the presence of the actor in the film is disturbing. Last January, it was Claude Lelouch, the director, who explained why he did not want to cut Ary Abittan from the editing. I’d like to believe it’s a story gone wrong, but I’ll side with the court ruling.“, he had first indicated before adding: “She will tell the truth”. In his words, justice is a fundamental value of our democracy. You just have to give it the means, the time“. Thus, Claude Lelouch had assured wanting to give the benefit of the doubt to the actor. “But I can’t and don’t want to judge without evidence. So I let justice be done.” he concluded. That has the merit of being clear.

Ary Abittan: did he mention the accusations against him?

Two days after the complaint filed by the alleged victim, point evoked the reaction of Ary Abittan. The comedian had first denied the facts and, when taken into custody, he reportedly claimed not knowing the reasons for it. The media had added that, when it was informed that the young woman went to a police station to file a complaint for rape following their sexual relationship, he would “fell from the clouds“. Indeed, Ary Abittan had indicated that both would have “only took a shower together and that the complainant had left the apartment when he allegedly joined friends at a party“, could we then read. Charges that he would have immediately denied. The actor remains presumed innocent of the charges against him.


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The two actors share the poster for the film “What the hell did we do?”.


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Christian Clavier mentioned the presumption of innocence.

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“We must think of the victims,” he assured.


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He assured to be at the disposal of justice.

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Christian Clavier recalled not knowing the privacy of others.

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An opinion that has the merit of being clear.

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Ary Abittan is charged with sexual assault.


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It was in October 2021 that the alleged victim broke the silence.


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He remains presumed innocent.


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