François Durpaire: the United States consultant of BFMTV indicted for rape

This Thursday, September 1, François Durpaire was indicted for rape. His former companion has filed a complaint for facts that date back to 2011. The historian and United States consultant for the BFMTV channel has been placed under judicial supervision.

He is one of the well-known figures of BFMTV viewers. For years, the 51-year-old historian intervenes on the air of the news channel as a consultant on the United States. But the specialist, identifiable by his hairstyle, is in the news today. As revealed The ParisianThursday, August 1, François Durpaire was indicted for rape and placed under judicial control. He is the subject of a complaint from a woman for facts that would have taken place in 2011 and in his Paris apartment. According to the daily, the alleged victim, aged 39, would have “had a brief relationshipwith Francois Durpaire. The complainant thus revealed to the police that everything would have gone wrong whenshe tried to explain herself to him after their breakup. It was then that he would have raped her. The Parisian explains that the case did not make noise until 2020, when the consultant and the 30-year-old try to settle things amicably through a financial transaction. In total, the media evokes the sum of “€60,000, with €5,000 paid immediately.

François Durpaire placed under judicial control

Finally, the former companion of François Durpaire decided not to remain silent and to appeal to justice by filing a complaint leading to the opening of an investigation by the Paris prosecutor’s office. On Tuesday, August 30, the historian was eventually taken into custody, before being placed under judicial supervision. “It had been a few months since he had heard of accusations, this opening of judicial information reassured himthis allows him to know the charges that are brought against himreacted his lawyer Me Dorothée Bisaccia-Bernstein in the columns of the Parisian. This will allow the manifestation of the truth. Mr. Durpaire will give his explanations during the examination on the merits which will take place in a few weeks“. The lawyer also clarified that her client considers that these accusations are unfounded“. The investigation continues its course.

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