Jean Gachassin, former rugby player and president of the French tennis federation, targeted by an investigation for sexual assault

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An investigation for sexual assault has been opened by the Tarbes prosecution against Jean Gachassin, former player of the French rugby team and former president of the French tennis federation.

“Following a complaint from a young woman, collected on Saturday June 18, an investigation aimed at (Jean Gachassin) was opened. The evening before, at the Bagnères-de-Bigorre casino, she accused him of l “having kissed on the mouth, against his will”, declared to AFP, Thursday June 23, the prosecutor of Tarbes Pierre Aurignac, confirming information from the newspaper l’Equipe.

“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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