Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday hit again at accusations that he tried to cowl up a intercourse abuse “scandal” involving a high thespian appointed by his authorities.
Speaking in parliament, Mitsotakis stated the opposition and supporting media was dragging public discourse via a “swamp” and spreading “demagoguery poison”.
The debate passed off as the previous inventive director of Greece’s nationwide theatre, Dimitris Lignadis, was scheduled to seem earlier than a prosecutor to reply allegations of raping minors, together with migrant kids.
Lignadis, 56, resigned on February 6 citing a “poisonous local weather of rumours, innuendo and leaks”.
In police custody because the weekend, he has strongly denied the allegations.
Opposition events have accused the federal government of dragging its toes within the investigation, which may have led to the destruction of precious proof.
The Lignadis case is the most recent in a belated #MeToo awakening in Greece involving allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and bullying within the fields of arts, sport and schooling which have rocked the nation in current weeks.
A associated judicial inquiry is below manner into claims that migrant kids had been molested between 2017 and 2018.
The authorities has promised to introduce a brand new ethics code to forestall future abuse circumstances.
More than three years after the #MeToo motion surfaced within the United States, the code of silence in Greece was damaged final December by a two-time Olympic crusing medallist, Sofia Bekatorou.
Bekatorou stated that when she was 21 she was subjected to “sexual harassment and abuse” by a senior federation member in his lodge room, shortly after trials for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.