Complaint targets journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin for "sexual assault"

Flagship political journalist of RMC and BFMTV, Jean-Jacques Bourdin is the subject of a complaint filed Tuesday in Paris for “sexual assault“, AFP learned on Saturday from the Paris prosecutor’s office, confirming information from the Parisian.

The Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed to AFP that it had “received (this) complaint of sexual assault. It is being analyzed“.

These facts are possibly prescribed.

The complainant is a former journalist from BFMTV and RMC who filed a complaint with the 16th arrondissement police station.

This 33-year-old woman who worked “for several years” with the journalist on the morning of BFMTV-RMC, affirms that this one “grabbed her by the neck and tried to kiss her several times“in a swimming pool of a hotel in Calvi in ​​2013, during a business trip, according to the account of the daily newspaper confirmed by Me Laure Heinich, lawyer for the complainant.

This journalist would have “debated” and would have managed to get out of the swimming pool. Mr. Bourdin would then have said: “I always get what I want“. Then he would have sent to him, still according to this account, “for several months insistent emails and text messages“.

Powerful men need to ask themselves the question of the authority they exercise over women when they try to obtain sexual favors, since of course this history of authority reduces women to silence. That’s why it took her several years to file a complaint“, commented Me Heinich.

Neither the communication of the continuous news channel nor Me Jacqueline Laffont, lawyer for Mr. Bourdin, could be reached immediately.

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