French Judge Refuses to Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

Lawyers of a French priest say the picture depicted allegations against their client as facts and should be blocked because it does not respect the presumption of innocence.

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PARIS (AP) — A French judge has refused to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie portrays French priest Bernard Preynat, who has been accused of molesting dozens of boys during the 1980s and '90s. Preynat's lawyers say the picture… Read at AP News

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