Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape.

Actress Thelma Fardin accused Juan Darthes on Tuesday night of raping her in 2009 when she was 16. She spoke during a news conference act in Buenos Aires, where she was joined by dozens of other prominent actresses.

Darthes denied the allegation.

The case has brought back memories of the #MeToo movement that began in the United States in 2017 after sexual assault allegations surfaced against producer Harvey Weinstein.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday on Twitter that his government has canceled broadcasts of a public service announcement against gender violence that was made in 2016 and featured Darthes.

Macri says the move is “out of respect” for Fardin.

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