It was rather Jean-Jacques Bourdin facing Valérie Pécresse, on this Tuesday 18 January 2022. Indeed, the candidate for the presidential election was the guest of the new political program of BFMTV, “France in the eyes” , hosted by the star journalist of RMC. An invitation difficult to honor for the former deputy. Since the presenter has just been the subject of acomplaint for aggression sexual
by a former collaborator.
The condition of Valérie Pécresse respected
As a reminder, the candidate LR had set a mandatory condition to maintain participation in the television program. It was an”introductory remarks” that the politician wanted to do at the start of the program. And it was in a post, shared on Twitter, that Valérie Pécresse relayed her preamble speech, “I am a frank woman who says the things in the face and without detour“, she wrote.
I am a frank woman who says things face to face and without detour. If I am here this evening, it is out of respect for you, the French, gathered together to ask me the questions that you have been preparing for a week. #FranceInTheEyes
— Valérie Pécresse (@vpecresse) January 18, 2022And she kept her promise. Facing Jean-Jacques Bourdin, live, on the show, Valérie Pécresse said: “I clearly asked myself the question of my participation in this program this evening following the opening of an investigation, by the courts, following a complaint filed against Mr. Bourdin “, she first explained.
Jean-Jacques Bourdin facing Valérie Pécresse
Before continuing, “it is of course up to justice to decide (…) I respect the presumption of innocence to which each of our compatriots is entitled (. ..) but very clearly these accusations, if proven, are serious and must be condemned”, she continued. Stating, “that the fight against sexual harassment and violence against women was a personal fight”.
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