Actress Judith Chemla, who this week revealed photos of herself on social media with stigmata of domestic violence, on Wednesday called on women who are victims to “never” withdraw a complaint. fear: never, never, never withdraw a complaint that you file. Never withdraw it. You will be intimidated. I was intimidated, I was made guilty”, launched on France Inter the actress, on the poster from the film Les Tastes et les couleurs.Monday, she had posted on Instagram three photos of her face with a swollen eye and an open cheekbone, taken in July 2021 after an attack by her companion. “I did not premeditate this speech at all. I never imagined showing these photos,” she said on the radio. On Instagram as on France Inter, she did not name her attacker, with whom she has a five-year-old daughter. The attack in July 2021 had prompted her to file a complaint the next day, resulting in police custody, a indictment and judicial review, she said. “After four months of intense harassment”, a second complaint resulted in “fifteen days” of pre-trial detention, according to her, and an eight-month suspended sentence was pronounced on May 12. But, according to her , the harassment continues. “I can’t take it anymore. I demand peace,” she wrote on Instagram on Monday, wondering if she should file a complaint again. “Despite threats, despite this sentence, he continues to think that he is a victim […] He feels above the law”, but “he should be ashamed and keep quiet”, lamented Judith Chemla on France Inter. Read also -> On Instagram, actress Judith Chemla testifies to the domestic violence she “The case is, for her, symptomatic of the refusal of violent men to admit their guilt. “Some women no longer have the courage to fight, and I have moving testimonies that tell me: thanks to you I resume the fight”, reported the actress. Other actresses before her had denounced the violence suffered in their relationship, such as Sandrine Bonnaire who emerged unconscious with fractured facial bones, after an argument with a former companion there a twenty years.
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