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Leading LGBT activist Gal Uchovsky questioned by police over alleged sexual assault

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06.12.2021

Screenwriter and producer Gal Uchovsky, one of the most prominent LGBT rights activists in Israel, was questioned by police on Monday over allegations of sexual assault, Hebrew media reported.

Police opened an investigation into Uchovsky last month after the Kan public broadcaster published testimonies of men who said that Uchovsky sexually assaulted them in recent years. At least one complaint has been filed with Tel Aviv police.

A statement on behalf of Uchovsky said he would cooperate fully with the investigation and that the “full picture will prove that no offense was committed and the boundary into criminality was not crossed.”

Without naming Uchovsky, police said they were questioning a man in his 60s on suspicion of sexual offenses committed a number of years ago.

After the initial Kan exposé was broadcast last month, Uchovsky, a popular........

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