A 2015 photo shows French director Christophe Ruggia at a media briefing.
Brain - French director Christophe Ruggia detained, accused of abusing teen actress
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A French filmmaker is in custody

Director Christophe Ruggia was detained

He is facing potential charges of sexual harassment and sexual assault of a minor by a person of authority

She told French media that she did not file a legal complaint because she did not trust the French legal system

The investigation is unusual in France, which hasn't seen a wave of accusations of sexual misconduct by men in positions of power like the #MeToo movement that shook Hollywood and US politics

The Straits Times