Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo in open letter

Paris( CNN) A collective of 100 French women including film star Catherine Deneuve have signed an open word defending men’s “freedom to pester” girls, sparking an angry replies from a group of feminist activists.

The group of writers, musicians, professors and businesswomen betrayed a “hatred of men and sexuality” and the recent brandish of “denunciations.” Men’s “freedom to pester” is “indispensable to sexual freedom, ” they wrote.

“Rape is a crime, but peremptory or clumsy flirting is not an pique , nor is gallantry manly aggression.”