ARY ABITTAN. Two investigating judges closed the judicial investigation for rape targeting actor Ary Abittan last Friday, after the actor was placed under the favorable status of assisted witness.

[Updated July 24, 2023 2:31 PM] Is the Ary Abittan case over? On July 20, 2023, two investigating judges in charge of judicial information decided to close the rape investigation targeting the 49-year-old actor since October 31, 2021, according to information from AFP who quoted a source familiar with the matter. This decision took place only one day that the comedian was placed under the status of assisted witness in this case, ending his indictment.

But the lawyer for the said complainant does not intend to stop there. He announced to RTL that he intended to file a new complaint, this time for “aggravated violence against a partner”. “My client considers that she has been the victim of violence. She has had many days of ITT and both physical and moral damage. She wants justice to be done in serenity and uses all the rights she has to access a judge, “he said. Another complaint against X for “violation of the secrecy of the instruction” was also filed.

As a reminder, since October 31, 2021, a 23-year-old young woman who had a relationship with the comedian accused him of having imposed on her, during consensual sexual intercourse, sodomy which she had explicitly refused a few hours earlier, without asking her consent this time. However, the elements collected during the investigation were “likely to weaken the probative value of the indices initially retained”, specified the court order, while acknowledging that the young woman suffered from post-traumatic stress since the facts. Nevertheless, according to the magistrates, it is not possible to conclude that the “traumatic lesions and bleeding” of the complainant, noted at the start of the case, “result from an act of non-consensual sexual penetration”, the two parties having had a first consensual sexual intercourse before the alleged facts.

Biography of Ary Abittan – Born on January 31, 1974 in Paris, Ary Abittan comes from a Jewish family in North Africa. He financed his first theater lessons by running taxis, and began to perform his sketches on stage in 1994. In 1998, he performed at the Splendid, the Lucernaire and the Treviso theatre, and made himself known to the general public by performing the first parts of Enrico Macias, Gad Elmaleh and Elie Semoun. Ary Abittan took his first steps on television in the series “Our pension years” (broadcast between 2007 and 2010), in which he landed the main role. In the cinema, we find him in “Can you keep a secret?” by Alexandre Arcady (2008), “La Traque” (2008) and “So close” (2008). Gad Elmaleh entrusts him with a small role in his comedy “Coco” (2009).

In 2010, Ary Abittan is on the poster of “The Neighbours’ Day”. In 2009, he played his show “A la folie” at the Palais des Glaces and at the Paris comedy, before going on tour. In 2010, he appeared in “Dépression et des potes” and lent his voice in the documentary “Chimpanzés” (2012), Ary Abittan found Michaël Youn in 2013 in “Vive la France”, toured in “Hôtel Normandy” by Charles Nemes and in “La Grande Boucle” by Laurent Tuel. He participated for the first time in the Festival Marrakech du rire in 2012.

After the success of “What have we done to God” (2014) and its sequel “What have we done to God again” (2019), Ary Abittan appears in the TV movie “L’esprit de famille” (2014) but also in the comic film “Les Visiteurs 3” (2016) then “A bras Ouvertes” (2017). In parallel with his cinematographic projects, Ary Abittan continues his comic shows: he performs on stage for “My Story” (2017) where he confides in his private life.

If Ary Abittan has played in several comedies and several comic shows, it is since 2014 that he is known to the general public. He is part of the cast of the comedy “What have we done to God”, alongside Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby. This feature film, which denounces racism, anti-Semitism and the question of mixed marriages in France, is a real success: it has accumulated a total of 12.3 million admissions. In 2019, Ary Abittan naturally joined the cast of his sequel, “What have we done to God again”, still in his role as David Maurice Isaac Benichou. A third part, entitled “What have we all done to God?”, is expected for the year 2022.

Ary Abitatn is an actor but also a comedian, specializing in comedy. He began to perform his sketches on stage in 1994, performing in several Parisian venues such as the Splendid or the Théâtre Trévise. Before embarking on one-man shows, he played in the play “Happy Hanoukah” in 2007. It was from September 1, 2009 that he played his first show, entitled “A la folie”. He then enjoyed success on stage with “My Story”, very inspired by his personal life. A real success, he played this text alone on stage from 2017 to the end of 2019. In December 2021, he was to perform his last comic show, entitled “For real”.

Ary Abittan revealed all his private life in his show, “My Story”, which he plays from 2017 to 2019. We learn that he was married for 24 years with Sylvie Jorno, his childhood sweetheart who became his ex-wife. Their love story, however, ended in a divorce, also told in his one man show. From this union, three daughters were born: Léna, Romy and Betty. Since then, the actor has been more discreet about his private life. According to Closer, Ary Abittan would be in a relationship with a certain Sarah-Line Attlan, an entrepreneur with whom he would have appeared in 2020 in Ramatuelle.

“What have we done to God” comedian Ary Abittan was charged with rape on October 30, 2021. A 23-year-old woman, with whom he had a regular relationship, accused him of “a degrading and non-consensual sexual relationship” which allegedly took place on October 30, 2021 at the actor’s home in the heart of the capital. According to the plaintiff’s lawyer, she would have suffered a “rape with violence”. After approximately 48 hours in police custody, the comedian was indicted and placed under judicial supervision on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. On July 19, 2023, we learned that the actor was no longer in police custody and was placed under assisted witness status. The investigation would then have concluded that the elements collected during the judicial investigation are likely to “weaken the probative value of the clues initially retained to justify the indictment of Ary Abittan”. In addition, the judges considered that it was “not possible to conclude that the traumatic lesions and bleeding observed at the genital level and at the anal level” on the complainant “result from an act of non-consensual sexual penetration.” The next day, July 20, 2023, the rape investigation was closed by two investigating judges.