CELEBRITY SNAPPA ‘GROPED ACTORS’ BOOBS ON SHOOTS’ Women were too scared to report him, court told
DENIAL: Pascal Molliere TWO actresses were sexually assaulted by a photographer but did not report him because they didn’t want to damage their showbiz reputations, a court heard.
Pascal Molliere, 50, who boasted of taking portraits of screen legends Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, groped four women in his studio, it is claimed.
The hopeful actresses were recommended to Molliere by a casting director from the website Starnow.co.uk, where actors can post their profiles for auditions.
Two victims feared they’d face problems in the industry if they went to cops, Southwark Crown Court heard.
One said she did not want to make a complaint because the woman who recommended Molliere was a BBC casting director and a “big bod” in entertainment.
During the photo shoots, Molliere is said to have kissed the women and groped their breasts. ROYALTY: Patrick Stewart
Describing one woman’s photo shoot, prosecutor Margia Mostafa said: “He suggested she remove her bra because the line was showing.
“She took her bra off in the bathroom and returned. He was staring at her and came to readjust her clothing.
“He put his hand on her top and yanked it down and was clasping her bare breasts and pulled her towards him and started kissing her.”
Molliere, of Bedhampton, Hamps, denies four counts of sexual assault. The trial continues.