Allegations of sexual violence soar in France after Weinstein scandal

Police see 30% increase in year-on-year figures for October in wake of series of high-profile allegations against famous figures

Reports of rape, sexual assault and harassment have leapt by almost a third in France following the international scandal surrounding the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The rise, described as “exceptional” is believed to have been prompted by victims feeling empowered to come forward after the #MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc (squeal on the pig) campaigns on social media.

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