An investigation for "
" 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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