Journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin is the subject of a new complaint, in particular for "sexual assault", facts which would date from 1988 and would be prescribed, the complainant's lawyer said on Thursday.

Me Eric Morain confirmed information from the Parisian concerning this complaint for "sexual assault", "harassment" and "sexual exhibition", filed Wednesday at the police station of the XVIth arrondissement, in charge of an investigation opened in mid-January following a first complaint against the journalist.

The second complainant, "Marie", recounts having welcomed Jean-Jacques Bourdin in a communication company where she worked near Paris in 1988 and where he came to give a "mediatraining" course.

According to her, her interlocutor quickly made sexual allusions to her and then offered to see her again.

Some time later, they would have found themselves in a car near RTL, where Jean-Jacques Bourdin then worked, and the journalist would have "shown his erect penis" and would have offered sex, then would have offered to pay her for it. that, "2,000 francs," according to his account.

The statute of limitations is six years

He would then have tried to kiss her “rather brutally by bringing her body closer to mine and pinning me against the door (…).

He grabbed my left hand with his right hand and directed it towards his still erect sex,” according to “Marie’s” statements.

Subsequently, Jean-Jacques Bourdin would have had problematic sexual behavior during new passages at Marie's work, "masturbating while (her) looking" for example, according to her.

In mid-January, journalist Fanny Agostini, former weather presenter of RMC-BFMTV, then passed by Thalassa, filed a complaint for "attempted sexual assault", facts which allegedly occurred in 2013 in Corsica, in Calvi.

The facts denounced by Marie and by Fanny Agostini could be prescribed since the time limit in this matter is six years.

The journalist's lawyer, Me Christian Saint-Palais, said he was "scandalized that one could undermine a man's honor by evoking facts whose reality Jean-Jacques Bourdin absolutely disputes, and which would be 34 year olds.

“I expect the prosecution to classify this complaint without delay on the simple observation that such facts would obviously be prescribed,” asked the criminal lawyer.

The journalist, temporarily removed from the antenna on BFMTV and RMC, had already "firmly contested having had actions or attitudes likely to be repressed by law, both in his professional sphere and outside".


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