The RMC journalist-star has been caught up in a media storm over allegations of attempted sexual assault he faced earlier this year. Very discreet, he has just taken the floor via his Twitter account to target one person in particular: the candidate Les Républicains Valérie Pécresse.
Since January 2022, when the case of the charges of attempted sexual assault broke out, Jean-Jacques Bourdin has been in turmoil. After being dismissed by his employers from BFMTV and RMC, the 72-year-old journalist was very discreet, speaking only through the voice of his lawyer. If we now know that the woman who accuses him is the host Fanny Agostini and that another complaint surfaced in February, the star of Direct Bourdin had not spoken publicly, contenting himself with retweets, in particular of his wife, the journalist Anne Nivat. But this Sunday April 3, 2022, the political specialist broke the silence, tackling in passing… Valérie Pécresse.
” Hello everyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the countless messages I receive. We miss you tell me you, I miss you too…
By targeting this politician, Jean-Jacques Bourdin refers to his last interview before his ousting, facing Valérie Pécresse for the show France in the eyes. At the very beginning of the program, the LR candidate for the presidential election had demanded to speak to support women who file a complaint for sexual assault. A strong position that had not left his interlocutor indifferent. Since the outbreak of this affair, an investigation has been entrusted by the Paris prosecutor’s office to the police station of the 16th arrondissement.
Jean-Jacques Bourdin remains presumed innocent of the facts of which he is accused until the end of the investigation.