Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant

Ex-Artistic Director of Greece’s National Theater Held After Rape Arrest Warrant
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ATHENS — The Greek police on Saturday evening arrested the former artistic director of the country’s prestigious National Theater, who has been the target of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment that have buffeted the Greek arts world over the past weeks.

Dimitris Lignadis turned himself in at the Athens police headquarters shortly after being informed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest on rape charges, his lawyer, Nikos Georgouleas, said in a text message. Speaking later outside police headquarters, where his client was being held, Mr. Georgouleas said his client denied the charges.

“Everything that is being heard, he denies,” the lawyer said.

Mr. Lignadis is the most high-profile among the numerous directors and actors to have been named in a torrent of…



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