The complaint was filed by a young female actor at a Paris police station on Friday.
The actor, who worked with Besson on two films, told that the incident, which she described as a ‘violent sexual assault,’ happened on May 10, following a meeting with the filmmaker at a hotel near the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Besson has ‘flatly’ denied the allegations.
His attorney said in a statement,”Mr Besson fell from his chair when he learned of these accusations, which he flatly denies.”
According to a report, French police are reportedly investigating the claim, and Besson has not been formally charged.
Besson is currently working on ‘Anna’, a film starring Russian actress Sasha Lane in the title role, as well as Helen Mirren and Cillian Murphy.