Richard Berry’s eldest daughter accuses her father of abusing her when she was underage. The French actor denies it.
Richard Berry’s eldest daughter, Coline Hiegel Berry, has filed a complaint against her father and stepmother, singer Jeane Manson, for rape, sexual assault and bribery of a minor. Facts which allegedly took place when the girl was 8 years old. This is what our colleagues from the Point.
The complaint was filed during the month of January shortly after the publication of Camille Kouchner’s book La familia grande, in which the author denounces the incest committed by the political scientist Olivier Duhamel on his twin brother. The Juvenile Protection Brigade was seized of the investigation and the complainant – now 45 years old – should soon be heard.
Richard Berry for his part categorically denies the facts by publishing a long message in Instagram story, in which he specifies that he had written to the Paris prosecutor to ask him, despite the prescription, that a thorough investigation be carried out so that the truth is definitively established.
“I am speaking to you today because I am facing one of the most painful situations that are for a man, and for a father. Forty-five years ago my daughter Coline was born. two years, her mother and I separated under very conflictual conditions.I took care of Coline on Sundays, at my parents’ house first, then on weekends with my partner, at the time Jeane Manson, and her girl of the same age.
I was too young a father, too absent, but loving, and respectful of my daughter. Seven years ago, when I announced to my family that my wife and I were expecting a child, Coline, herself pregnant, reacted with extreme violence, then, in an email sent to my wife, she said the first time alludes to the fact that she was “abused”.
His story has evolved over time. It has been denied, renewed and enriched by it at the option of the interlocutors, or the news. For years, I tried to talk to her, to stop her lies, to figure out what she needed, without success. I opened up to psychiatrists, to my family, to my friends. After the publication of Camille Kouchner’s testimony, my daughter reworked her story. She first contacted reporters in early January, then filed a complaint. As soon as I learned that this judicial process had been initiated, I immediately wrote to the Paris prosecutor to ask him, despite the prescription, that a thorough investigation be carried out so that the truth is definitively established.
I unambiguously deny these filthy accusations with all my strength. I have never had inappropriate or incestuous relations with Coline or with any of my children. These claims are false. Even repeated a hundred times, through the press or by any other means, they are nothing but a lie. All the witnesses of the time who shared our life and our common moments are categorical: none of this existed.
Why is my daughter accusing me of actions that I did not commit? Why is she going after this destructive madness? I would like to understand his suffering. I was there perhaps too little, or too late. I don’t know if that can explain anything. Beyond the immense pain and the shock I feel, it is now up to justice to establish the facts.