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Actor Filippidis to be tried for rape, attempted rape

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Greek actor Petros Filippidis has been referred to trial before a mixed jury court on three counts of committing acts of serious sexual violence, after a decision Thursday by the Council of Criminal Courts.

The council accepted the proposal of the prosecutor Efthymia Stamou, who suggested the referral of the actor, temporarily detained for the case, on one count of rape and two of attempted rape of female colleagues.

The proposal rejected Filippidis’ claim that the victims turned against him “for reasons of publicity.”

According to the case file, the actor allegedly raped one colleague twice in 2008, and attempted to rape two other actresses in 2010 and 2014.

The incidents involving two of his victims allegedly occurred in his dressing room, while in the third case he tried to rape a colleague in his car, after a business meeting with the then unemployed victim.

The actor has been in custody since his testimony last July after an investigator and a prosecutor deemed he could commit new crimes.

Prosecuting authorities have described a “long period of activity from 2008 to 2014,” during which he took advantage of his position and “exercised power to commit acts violating the sexual dignity of his victims.”