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 this Saturday from the Paris prosecutor’s office, confirming information from the Parisian. The Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed that it had “received (this) complaint from the head of sexual assault. It is being analyzed”. These facts are possibly prescribed.
Facts that would have occurred in Calvi in 2013
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 BFMTV-RMC morning show, claims that he “grabbed her by the neck and tried to kiss her several times. occasions” 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 is said to have “struggled” and managed to get out of the pool. Jean-Jacques Bourdin would then have said: “I always get what I want”. Then he would have sent him, still according to this account, “for several months insistent emails and SMS”.
“I never tried to kiss her by force”
“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 she took several years to file a complaint, ”commented Me Heinich.
Contacted by The Parisian, Jean-Jacques Bourdin denies the facts: “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 forcefully kiss her or anyone else,” he says.
Dismissed from the morning show of RMC in 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.