Jean-Jacques Bourdin denies any “sexual assault” after a complaint against him – RT in French
A complaint for “sexual assault” has been filed against Jean-Jacques Bourdin. A young journalist accuses him of having tried to kiss her by force in 2013. The leading journalist of RMC and BFMTV denies the accusations.
Flagship political journalist of RMC and BFMTV, Jean-Jacques Bourdin is the subject of a complaint filed on January 11 in Paris for “sexual assault”, AFP learned on January 15 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 from the head 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 woman, now 33, who worked “for several years” with the journalist on the morning show of BFMTV-RMC, claims that he “grabbed her by the neck” and “tried to pull her away.” “kissing several times” in a swimming pool of a hotel in Calvi in 2013, during a business trip, according to the daily account confirmed by Laure Heinich, the complainant’s lawyer.
I always get what I want
This journalist would have “struggled” and would have managed to get out of the swimming pool. Jean-Jacques Bourdin would then have answered according to her: “I always get what I want”. Then he would have sent him, still according to this account, “for several months insistent emails and SMS”.
The host denies the accusations
“Powerful men must 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 several years to file a complaint, ”commented Laure Heinich.
But I never tried to force-kiss her, or her, or anyone else
Jacqueline Laffont, lawyer for Jean-Jacques Bourdin, did not respond to AFP.
The host denied these accusations. “I know this person, and I worked with her. I admit having bathed with her in the swimming pool of this hotel. But I never tried to kiss her by force, neither her nor anyone else”, he replied daily. The Parisian.
Asked by AFP, BFMTV-RMC, the first continuous news channel which placed Jean-Jacques Bourdin at the heart of its system for the presidential election, did not wish to comment on the case.
Dismissed from the morning show of RMC during the summer of 2020 after 19 years of service, Jean-Jacques Bourdin leads his last season at the head of the political interview at 8:30 a.m. on the radio and the continuous news channel of the Altice Media group. .
A figure of the station, known for his uncompromising interviews, the 72-year-old host started as a sports journalist on RTL in 1976, where he made a career before joining RMC.