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Jean Gachassin is the subject of an investigation for sexual assault


The former rugby player and ex-president of the French tennis federation is under investigation by the Tarbes prosecutor's office.

An investigation for "

sexual assault

" has been opened by the Tarbes prosecution against Jean Gachassin, 80, former rugby player and former president of the French Tennis Federation, we learned Thursday from the public prosecutor.

Following a complaint from a young woman, collected on Saturday June 18, an investigation targeting (Jean Gachassin) was opened.

The night before, at the Bagnères-de-Bigorre casino, she reproaches him for having kissed her on the mouth, against her will

, ”Tarbes prosecutor Pierre Aurignac told AFP, confirming information from the newspaper l 'Crew.


Kissing someone against their will, legally, this qualifies as sexual assault,

" said the magistrate.

Jean Gachassin, he adds, “

has not yet been heard, we hear the witnesses first.

We then proceed to a psychiatric expertise for the author, psychological for the victim, as is the practice in this type of case


After collecting the complaint, the gendarmes of the Bagnères-de-Bigorre research brigade, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, began to hear witnesses to the facts, which occurred during a seminar of the Rugby League in 'Occitania.

Former player of Lourdes and the French rugby team, Jean Gachassin was then president of the French Tennis Federation from 2009 to 2017.


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