Actress Melissa George was reportedly hospitalized at Cochin Hospital in Paris after allegedly being assaulted by her longtime boyfriend.
The Australian actress reportedly suffered a swollen face, body pain, nausea and dizziness. She accused her partner of five years and the father of her children, Jean-David Blanc, of causing the injuries.
George called the police from her home on Wednesday night and was hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The 40-year-old actress was spotted leaving the hospital “in tears and distress,” according to an Australian news site. She was also spotted returning to a Paris police station on Friday.
George reportedly told police that Blanc struck her with “violent blows” during a moment of severe “stress.” There have been no prior reports of domestic violence incidents with the pair.
Blanc reportedly went to a police station to be interviewed under caution by detectives before being remanded in custody to appear at the Palais de Justice. The 48-year-old was expected to appear in front of a court in Paris to be questioned by prosecutors over the alleged domestic abuse.
The Parquet de Police declined to comment about the case, saying, “For now it is a domestic affair and we will not be communicating anything.”
George and Blanc have two young sons together, Räphael, 2, and Solal, 10 months. George was previously married to Chilean film director Claudio Dabed. The ex-couple got divorced in 2011.
You probably recognize George from her roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Alias and, most recently, NBC’s Heartbeat. She even received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in In Treatment in 2009.
Blanc is a businessman, writer and film producer who is known for founding the French movie website AlloCiné. The pair reportedly met at a British film awards after-party in 2011 and started dating in 2012.
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