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French Film Icon Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Sexual Assault Victims For Her #MeToo Comments — But ALSO Has More To Say…

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Well this is quite the backtrack.

Last week, French star Catherine Deneuve shocked many when she signed a public letter SLAMMING the #MeToo movement, which labeled the anti-harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. After quite a bit of backlash for her backwards stance, the 74-year-old has since responded to her critics and apologized to victims of "odious acts."

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On Monday, Deneuve released a personal statement in the national newspaper Liberation. In an attempt to downplay the controversy, she wrote:

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Catherine Deneuve Calls The #MeToo Movement A 'Witch Hunt', Signs Open Letter To Defend Men's Rights!

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Read her explanation HERE!

French actress Catherine Deneuve is stirring up some controversy with her thoughts on the #MeToo movement founded in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations!

In an open letter along with 100 women also in the industry in France, the Belle du Jour star calls the anti-sexual harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. Published in the French magazine Le Monde, they claim it's created a "totalitarian" climate which actually undermines sexual freedom.

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Implying the sexual harassers are actually victims, the letter takes issue with "men who are sanctioned in their work, pushed to resign, etc., when their only wrongdoing was to touch a knee, try to steal a kiss, speak about intimate things during a professional dinner or send messages that are sexually loaded to a woman who wasn't attracted to them."

The translation of the letter continued:

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