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Actor Moshe Ivgy gets 11 months over indecent assault

Actor Moshe Ivgy arrives at the Haifa Magistrate's Court for the opening of his trial, June 18, 2018 (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)
Actor Moshe Ivgy arrives at the Haifa Magistrate's Court for the opening of his trial, June 18, 2018 (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)

Actor Moshe Ivgy has been sentenced to 11 months in jail on charges of sexual assault and harassment.

In February 2016, six women accused Ivgy of harassing them while they were working together on various films, TV shows, and plays. The women told the Walla news site of private rehearsals in which Ivgy would force himself on them, insisted on unnecessary rehearsing of intimate scenes, and kissed them against their will. Ivgy, who denied any wrongdoing, announced that he was taking a break from acting for the duration of the probe.

The charges against Ivgy were filed in 2018, with prosecutors saying they found sufficient evidence that he had exploited his status to commit indecent acts and sexually harass four women in 2012 and 2013, some of them at his workplace.

He had faced three counts of indecent acts and one of sexual harassment.

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