The Altice Media group, owner of RMC and BFMTV, announced this Sunday 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 vigorously disputed the facts denounced
“We learned through the press of the existence of this complaint. We spoke with Jean-Jacques Bourdin who vigorously disputed the facts denounced, “said the group in a statement sent to AFP. “For the sake of transparency, Altice Media is having an internal investigation carried out to ensure that no facts of this type have been brought to the attention of the managers or colleagues of the interested parties (complainant and defendants)”, announces the group.
The complainant, a former journalist for BFMTV and RMC, now 33, worked “for several years” with the interviewer on the morning show of BFMTV-RMC.
She claims he ‘grabbed her by the neck and tried to kiss her several times’
She claims that he “grabbed her by the neck and tried to kiss her several times” in a hotel swimming pool during a business trip to Corsica in 2013, according to the account made by Le Parisien and confirmed by his lawyer, Me Laure Heinich. Jean-Jacques Bourdin would then have sent him “for several months insistent emails and SMS”, according to this story.
Altice Media specifies following “with the greatest attention the possible developments of this affair” and will take “all the measures which could be essential according to its evolution”.
Dismissed from the RMC morning show in the summer of 2020 after 19 years of service, Jean-Jacques Bourdin leads his last season at the head of the 8:30 am political interview on radio and BFMTV, the group’s continuous news channel. AlticeMedia.
It is at the heart of the system set up by the channel for the presidential election.