Actor Filippidis: Deposition for rape accusation in Athens court
Petros Filippidis will be in the docket today before the Mixed Jury Court of Athens. Almost ten months after the start of his trial, the actor will this morning stand before three regular judges and four jurors to give his version of the charges for two attempted rapes and one act of rape that initially landed him in prison (since last summer he has been free with restrictive conditions for health reasons).
It is the first time that the actor Petros Filippidis will publicly be called to defend himself, but also to answer the questions that the members of the court will ask him based on all the statements and evidence that unfolded all the previous months in the Mixed Jury room of the Court of Athens.
The accused, as is known, from the first moment of his criminal involvement has denied that he committed the criminal acts attributed to him.
But the crucial thing is - as in all criminal trials - if with what he says he will manage to convince the judges and the jury, who in a few days will issue the long-awaited verdict for him, but also for the complainants who found the strength to break their silence and overcome the wall of their fear and appeal institutionally before justice.
I "blame" it on three women
In the months that preceded, the three women who denounced him restated their "accusation" and before the court, despite the fact that they knew from the beginning that the credibility of their statements in which they described in every detail what they experienced would be questioned.
The case of the accused actor was judicially investigated, in the context of the proceedings that were opened in the context of the Greek #metoo, after the revelations made by Greek Olympic champion Sofia Bekatorou.
The three female...
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