The Bordeaux prosecutor’s office has opened a preliminary investigation for rape and sexual assault targeting the former presidential candidate, who says he “does not remember” facts dating back to 2010.
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While he claims to have discovered this Friday in the press that he was the subject of a preliminary investigation for rape and sexual assault, Jean Lassalle assures France Bleu Béarn Bigorre that he “don’t remember” of the woman now 45 years old and who accuses him of facts dating back to 2010 in a hotel room. “I have never been drugged or drunk to the point of finding a pregnant woman in my bed and raping her”he adds to defend himself.
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“This person would have asked me for a favor“, continues the former deputy of Béarn. “JI don’t have to deny or not to deny, I’m waiting to know more. I face.“Jean Lassalle indicates that he does not have a lawyer. He thinks he can quickly be heard by the investigators and even be confronted with his accuser.
Being also, as he explained to franceinfo, unable “material” to respond to all media requests, he invites the press to meet him this Friday evening in Auch at the presentation of the film super drunk, by director Bastien Milheau, in which he made his film debut with Vincent Moscato. “He will certainly respond to the journalists present“, specifies to franceinfo its communication officer.
The Bordeaux prosecutor’s office told franceinfo that it had opened a preliminary investigation for rape and sexual assault on May 3. The candidate for the presidential elections of 2017 and 2022 “should be heard quickly to collect his observations and statements on these accusations“, specifies the parquet floor.