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'A True and Proper Vendetta.' Director Franco Zeffirelli's Son Denies Molestation Allegations Against His Father

'A True and Proper Vendetta.' Director Franco Zeffirelli's Son Denies Molestation Allegations Against His Father
From TIME - January 11, 2018

(MILAN)The son of Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has issued a statement denying sexual molestation allegations against his father from actor Johnathon Schaech.

Pippo Zeffirelli said in the statement Thursday that the allegations appeared to be a true and proper vendetta.

Schaech wrote in People magazine that he was 22 years old when the elder Zeffirelli tried to seduce him while they were working on the film Sparrow 25 years ago. He said the director then molested him in his bed during filming in Sicily.

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