Jean Gachassin, former president of the French Tennis Federation, accused of sexual assault

Jean Gachassin, former rugby player and boss of the French Tennis Federation between 2009 and 2017, is under investigation for “sexual assault”, deactivated the Team and AFP on Thursday.

An investigation for “sexual assault” has been opened by the Tarbes prosecutor’s office against Jean Gachassin, 80, former president of the French Tennis Federation, revealed L’Equipe on Thursday, information confirmed by the Tarbes prosecutor’s office with the AFP.

“Following a complaint from a young woman, collected on Saturday June 18, an investigation targeting (Jean Gachassin) was opened. The evening before, at the Bagnères-de-Bigorre casino, she accused him of l “having kissed her on the mouth, against her will,” Tarbes prosecutor Pierre Aurignac told AFP.

Jean Gachassin “has not yet been heard”

“Kissing someone against their will, legally, this qualifies as sexual assault,” said the magistrate. Jean Gachassin, he adds, “has not yet been heard, we first hear the witnesses. We then proceed to a psychiatric expertise for the author, psychological for the victim, as is the custom. 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 ‘Occitane. 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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