Young actress ‘sexually assaulted’ by director


A BAFTA nominated director sexually assaulted an actress at her flat after he promised to help her career, a court heard. Stephen Fingleton, 34, met the woman in her twenties at a British Film Institute event in Leicester Square, Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told. At her home he became sexually aggressive and dragged her across the floor as she broke down in tears, it is claimed. Fingleton later attended a police station voluntarily and claimed they had met to discuss…

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