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An internal investigation at BFMTV and RMC after the complaint against Jean-Jacques Bourdin for “sexual assault”

The Altice Media group, owner of RMC and BFMTV, announced this Sunday January 16 to launch an internal investigation after learning that its star journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin was the subject of a complaint for “sexual assault”.

Jean-Jacques Bourdin targeted by a complaint for “sexual assault”

“We learned through the press of the existence of this complaint. We spoke with Jean-Jacques Bourdin who vigorously disputed the facts denounced “, the group said in a statement sent to AFP.

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“For the sake of transparency, Altice Media is having an internal investigation conducted to ensure that no such fact has been brought to the attention of the managers or colleagues of the persons concerned (complainant and defendants). »

The complainant, a former journalist for BFMTV and RMC, now 33, worked ” for several years “ with the interviewer on the morning of BFMTV-RMC.

Insistent emails and SMS

She claims that he “grabbed her by the neck and tried to kiss her several times” in the swimming pool of a hotel during a business trip to Corsica in 2013, according to the story made by “le Parisien” and confirmed by his lawyer, Me Laure Heinich. Jean-Jacques Bourdin would then have sent him “For several months of insistent emails and SMS”, still according to this story.

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Altice Media clarified follow “with the greatest attention the possible developments of this case” and take “all the measures that may be required depending on its evolution”.

Dismissed from the RMC morning show in the summer of 2020 after 19 years of service, Jean-Jacques Bourdin is leading his last season at the head of the 8:30 a.m. political interview on radio and BFMTV, the continuous news channel of the Altice Media group. It is at the heart of the system set up by the channel for the presidential election.

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