Edouard Baer is accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault in a “Mediapart” and “Cheek” investigation

The actor Edouard Baer was implicated, Thursday, May 23, by six women, who accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault in a joint investigation by Mediapart and online feminist media Cheek. None of these six women, aged around twenty at the time of the events and who testified anonymously, filed a complaint, specify the two media outlets.

According to them, “they tell the story of acts of harassment and sexual assault over a period spanning from 2013 to 2021 (…)mainly in professional contexts » (in his Paris office, when he plays in the theater, during broadcasts on Radio Nova or at the Maison de la radio, in Paris).

According to one of these women, Edouard Baer would have taken his “left breast with his hand” in an elevator. Another accuses him of touching her “breasts repeatedly”to see her “taken by the waist” and to have “put his hand on [s]‘s butt ». “He tries to kiss me on the neck and on the mouth. I push him away”, according to the reported words of another. Some mention repeated requests and compliments on their physique. One explains that she did not file a complaint because she thought it would be “his word against [s]ienne ».

“I do not recognize myself in the words or gestures attributed to me”

This investigation also focuses on the fascination exercised by the actor on several of these women, who voluntarily agreed to meet him or talk with him as part of his activities.

“It is with amazement and great sadness that I discover the testimonies that you bring to me”reacted Edouard Baer in a written statement sent to Mediapart And Cheek. “I do not recognize myself in the words or gestures attributed to me, but I can only express my regret that my behavior made these women uncomfortable or hurt. I didn’t have the intelligence to perceive it. I am deeply sorry. I never intentionally tried to hurt them. I apologize to them all. »

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According to both media outlets, the actor further claims that no woman ever told him he was “gone too far”. He assured them: “That has not happened to me in life, that is not at all the nature of my relationships, neither with men nor with women nor with people in general. »

The World with AFP

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