The actress left the ceremony after Polanski, 86, received the award for finest director. The César awards are thought-about France’s equal of the Oscars.
The awards have been marred with controversy since nominating Polanski, whose movie “An Officer and a Spy” earned 12 nominations. Polanski additionally received for finest tailored screenplay.
Haenel’s walkout was seemingly in protest to the director’s win following allegations of sexual assault, together with his 1977 conviction of statutory rape of a 13-year-old.
Polanski was not current on the ceremony, having beforehand acknowledged that he feared for his security, in accordance with BBC.
Haenel, who mentioned she was sexually abused as a toddler by one other director, reportedly left the room saying, “Disgrace!”
The actress, 31, was adopted out of the ceremony by director Céline Sciamma.
Comic and actress Florence Foresti introduced on the awards and didn’t return to the stage following Polanski’s win, writing “disgusted” on her Instagram story afterward.
Protestors gathered exterior of the ceremony’s venue forward of the awards, and the César’s complete board resigned in February after going through backlash.