Dominique Boutonnat's lawyer condemns "false claims" by the judge in charge of the case - THECHOWANIECS.COM

Dominique Boutonnat’s lawyer condemns “false claims” by the judge in charge of the case

The CNC president’s council, indicted following allegations made by his godson, condemns “serious” inaccuracies in the order signed by the judge.

The lawyer of Dominique Boutonnat, president of the National Cinema Center (CNC), condemned on Saturday to AFP “false claimscontained in the order to send his client to court for sexual assault.

At the age of 52, Dominique Boutonnat is accused by his godson of sexual assault during a stay in Greece in 2020. He was then 21 years old. From the beginning, the president of CNC has mentioned “consensual kiss», «devotional gesture which he stopped when he felt from his godson that this gesture might have degenerated into something else” says his lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny. Contacted on Thursday by AFP, the council had not yet had access to the order. Since then he has stood up againstthis order which is based on false allegations by the Magistrate“. “The order gives Mr. Boutonnat comments which he never made and which even stated the opposite“, Mig Marsigny insisted.

“Another Father”

In February 2021, Dominique Boutonnat was charged with attempted rape and sexual assault. On Wednesday, the investigating judge ordered him to appear for sexual assault, without maintaining the charge of attempted rape. According to elements of his prescription, which AFP has knowledge of, a psychological expertise from the godson showed “traumatic consequences“of this night, August 3, 2020 and did not reveal anything”tendency to hide reality“.

To the judge, Dominique Boutonnat acknowledged “physical contact with his godson“but he disputed it”both the scope and the sexual connotation“. She also points out,the upper hand exercised» of the godfather on his godson, the latter regarded him «like another father“. And the president of the CNC does not dispute “not at all the kisses given to his godson or the fact that he lay naked in his bed, which he knew of the inexperience in sexual matters and the homosexual orientation of the latter.“, according to the executive order.

An analysis that Me Marsigny strongly disputes: his client has never admitted to lying naked in his godson’s bed, he says. During his confrontation with his godson in March 2022, which AFP was able to consult, he indicated that he was “in underwear“, according to the defense.”Writing that he would have admitted to being naked when he never said so is serious and intended to lend credence to the allegation of my client’s sexual desires“says Mr. Marsigny. Contacted, the public prosecutor’s office in Nanterre could not be reached immediately.


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