The second Gijs van Dam declaration was also filed against Jelle Brandt Corstius

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has dismissed the filing of defamation of Gijs van Dam against Jelle Brandt Corstius. There would not be enough evidence to prosecute the journalist. It was the second declaration by the television producer against Brandt Corstius, who says that he was raped by Van Dam.


The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has dismissed the filing of defamation of Gijs van Dam against Jelle Brandt Corstius. There would not be enough evidence to prosecute the journalist. It was the second declaration by the television producer against Brandt Corstius, who says that he was raped by Van Dam.

The lawyers of both men confirm the decision of the PPS on Saturday at RTL Boulevard .

Brandt Corstius stated two years ago in an article in Trouw that he would have had sex against his will. Van Dam was not mentioned by name in the article, but the producer is convinced that it was clear from the description that it was about him.

Van Dam lamented Cortius for defamation. He himself was accused by the journalist for rape. Both cases did not go through because of a lack of evidence. In mid-November Van Dam announced that he had filed a declaration of libel again.

The lawyer of Van Dam says to appeal against the dismissal to the court, at the request of his client. Against RTL Boulevard , the lawyer of Brandt Corstius tells that his client had "expected" the decision of the Public Prosecution Service. Brandt Corstius now hopes that the case can be "ready" for everyone involved.

Van Dam's lawyer wants to file a so-called article 12 procedure with the court this month. This is possible if the person concerned does not agree with the decision of the public prosecutor not to prosecute. In case of a successful procedure, a case is presented directly to the court.

An article 12 procedure was also filed against the dismissal of the first declaration of defamation, reports RTL Boulevard. This would be pending treatment.

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