South African Director Khalo Matabane Accused of Sexual Assault – Variety

Film and TV director Khalo Matabane has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct in the first high-profile case to emerge in South African media in the wake of the global #MeToo movement.

At least half a dozen women have come forward to accuse Matabane, the acclaimed director of “Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me,” of sexual harassment and predatory behavior. Two women have accused him of rape.

Matabane has denied the allegations and begun legal proceedings against at least one of his accusers. In a statement provided to Variety, Matabane’s legal team said that the director “will not subject himself to a trial by media (including social media) by answering these allegations.”

“The persons accusing our client are at liberty to institute legal proceedings where our client can have a…

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