Louis Theroux Making New BBC Documentary About Sexual Assault

After cracking open some of the taboos that remain in the USA, Louis Theroux is heading back to school for a controversial new documentary with the BBC.

This time in his new documentary, called The Night in Question, Louis will be tackling the subject of sexual assault and consent in universities as part of a one-off special.

In recent years, universities in the US are said to have put firm guidelines in place in order to protect students from assault - however punishments for offences have been at the height of debate.

In the special, Louis will be speaking to survivors of assault and those who have been accused of assault to discuss consent, reputation and prevention.

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Louis will also interview people who work at the universities that have to look through all the allegations and make the ultimate judgement on the student in question.

We last saw Louis on screen back in 2018 when he covered the subjects of life, death and birth - including meeting people who ultimately decided to take their own lives - in his series Altered States.

The subject of sexual assault is one that is featured heavily in the mind of the public at the moment since the release of documentaries on the allegations against Michael Jackson, R Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

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louis theroux

Louis recently tweeted about the documentaries in question and the cases saying: "Maximum credit to @danreed1000 and Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson for making such an important film."

Last year the top documentary maker hinted at bringing back his When Louis Met... series that brought him into the public eye back in the late 90's.

In the original show he interviewed Jimmy Savile and asked him about his relationship with youngsters, all prior to allegations against Savile coming to light.

When discussing the possibility for new ideas and where the show could go he said: "I'm more interested in stories about people who maybe are not riding as high as they once were - maybe Nigel Farage or Julian Assange. Farage seems to be more in the wings, more in the margins."

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