Sexual assault case in Greek theatres reaches government ranks

Greece’s sports and cultural sectors are facing a reckoning regarding harassment and sexual assault, as a case involving the head of the National Theatre has reached up into the ranks of government. The case regards Dimitris Lignadis, who was arrested on Sunday after two men accused him of raping them while they were teenagers. Lignadis was personally appointed to the position of theatre director by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, who now faces calls to step down. On Tuesday, lawmakers of the governing party Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy) joined calls by the opposition and the creative industry…

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