February 1, 2023

Austrian state television announced on Sunday that it will pull jobs from its programming that feature an actor currently starring in the Austrian Academy Award-winning film Corsage after he admitted to possessing pornographic material. . including the exploitation of children.

And the public channel ORF stated on its website today, Sunday, that it will “immediately refrain from producing and broadcasting works in which Florian Teichmeister participates,” including “Inspector Rix” and “Tat Ort.”

And he said that the Cinemaplex chain, which operates 400 cinemas in 12 countries, withdrew from its halls the feature film “Corsage” based on “Princess Elisabeth of Austria”, which was shown in the “Un Certain Regard” category at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Teichtmeisser plays the role of Emperor Franz Joseph I in this European co-production, which will represent Austria at the Oscars in the next edition in the Best Foreign Film category.

The actor’s lawyer told the media last Friday that his client, who intends to plead guilty, will face charges and stand trial starting February 8 next year, according to information confirmed by the Vienna prosecutor.

He is charged with possession of large amounts of child pornography between February 2008 and August 2021. He faces up to two years in prison.

The Austrian National Burtheater, of which the teichmeister is a member, announced the immediate dismissal of the latter.

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