Cannes Film Festival Faces Lawsuit Over Security Guard’s Excessive Actions… The Same Bodyguard Who Was Criticized For Treatment Of YoonA

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The organizers of the Cannes International Film Festival, considered one of the top three film festivals in the world, are facing a lawsuit worth 100,000. This is due to the excessive actions of security guards who targeted only participants of color.

According to the BBC on the 30th of May, Sawa Pontyjska, a model from Ukraine and a fashion TV presenter, filed a lawsuit against the Cannes Film Festival organizing committee on the 21st, claiming mental and physical damage due to the security guard who “violently” prevented her from entering the red carpet.

Sawa Pontyjska demanded compensation of 100,000 euros, stating that she suffered not only physical and mental damage but also damage to her reputation as a result of this incident. She claimed that she had tried to contact the organizing committee to demand an apology, but received no response.

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Sawa Pontyjska publicly shared a video on her social networking service (SNS) the day after the incident, showing the situation at the time. In the video, Sawa Pontyjska tried to pose towards the audience on the steps of the Palais des Festivals, but the security guard prevented her by grabbing her waist and pushing her inside the theater.

The security guard who stopped Sawa Pontyjska had conflicts with participants throughout the duration of the film festival. This security guard also received controversy in South Korea for excessively stopping YoonA who appeared on the red carpet on the 19th.

They also sparked controversy with former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and even had a physical altercation with Dominican actress Massiel Taveras. The fact that all the individuals subjected to excessive restrictions by this security guard were people of color led to allegations of racial discrimination.

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  1. I think Ukrainian was right to do that. Same person did it to several people but they did nothing, only Ukrainian had courage to file a suit.

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