Media figure on BFMTV, François Durpaire indicted for rape – The HuffPost

Twitter screenshot François Durpaire on BFMTV in June 2022. Twitter screenshot François Durpaire on BFMTV in June 2022. JUSTICE – Known mainly for his role as consultant on the United States for BFMTV, the historian François Durpaire was indicted Thursday for rape after the complaint of an ex-companion, said this Sunday, September 4 the Paris prosecutor’s office, confirming information from the Parisian. The academic, who considers the charges “unfounded” according to his lawyer, was placed under judicial control. According to a source close to the case who confirmed the information from the Parisian, the facts denounced by the complainant, who had a brief relationship with François Durpaire, took place in May 2011. She claims to have been raped when she came to ask him explanations, writes the daily. In 2020, the two former lovers met again and “agreed on a financial transaction” of 60,000 euros (including 5,000 euros paid immediately) but the woman changed her mind and then filed a complaint, according to log information. Contacted by AFP, the consultant’s lawyer, Me Dorothée Bisaccia-Bernstein, considered that the opening of this judicial investigation offered her client “the opportunity to express himself in a contradictory way in the face of these accusations”, and stressed that the investigating judges had considered “that he was sufficiently trustworthy to impose a fairly light judicial review on him”. “It is normal and legitimate for women’s voices to be heard, but it is also legitimate for an investigation to be opened to allow the truth to be revealed. Mr. Durpaire will deliver his explanations during the examination on the merits which will take place in a few weeks,” she added. See also on The HuffPost: Abad, Darmanin… Feminist anger against the “government of shame” You cannot view this content because you have refused the cookies associated with content from third parties. If you want to view this content, you can change your choices.