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PARIS (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit in Paris accusing a French modeling agent close to disgraced American financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexual harassment.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said Thursday that the woman was being questioned by investigators about her complaint against modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel. The prosecutor’s office did not release his identity.

The complaint is being investigated as part of a broad French investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls by Epstein and his entourage. Seven other women who identified themselves as victims have spoken to police so far since the French investigation opened in August, the prosecutor’s office said.

Brunel is considered a central part of the French investigation because he was a frequent companion of Epstein, who killed himself on August 10 in a Manhattan prison while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.

French police raided the Paris offices of the Brunel agency, Karin Models, last month. Epstein often traveled to France and had apartments in Paris.

Brunel’s lawyer said earlier this month that he disputed the charges against him in the media, but was available to speak to legal authorities. His whereabouts are unknown.

French police last month called on victims and witnesses to come forward to help their investigation into the alleged rape of minors and other possible charges related to the Epstein case. The aim is to discover possible offenses in France as well as possible French victims abroad and to determine whether French citizens were linked to crimes.

Many women in the United States claim to have been sexually abused by Epstein, who had denied all charges against him.