France’s CNC President Held in Custody, Sued for Sexual Assault by Godson

Dominique Boutonnat, president of France’s powerful National Film Board (CNC), is being sued for attempted rape and sexual assault by his 22-year-old godson. He has been held in custody since Wednesday morning.

The news was first reported by BFM TV, the news channel. The complaint was filed by Boutonnat’s godson on Oct. 7 and the alleged sexual assault occurred in August during a holiday in Greece.

“Dominique Boutonnat contests having committed any wrongdoing, he is fully sereine about the outcome of this procedure,” said Boutonnat’s lawyer’s Emmanuel Marsigny to the AFP. The Nanterre prosecutor told Le Figaro newspaper that Boutonnat’s custody could end on Thursday or Friday.

More to come.

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