The journalist of the German TV channel WDR Anne-Catherine Strack accused the former President of France valéry Giscard destina sexual harassment.
As reported by the may 6 edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the incident occurred in December 2018 in Paris during the recording of an interview with a politician. According to Strack, Giscard Destin touched her waist and several times put his hand on the buttocks, and in parting, whispered in his ear in German. “Sweet dreams”. The journalist said that trying to remove the hand of the former President.
The Strack reported the incident to the leadership of the WDR. The channel conducted a review and concluded that the journalist is telling the truth.
During the filming with the Strack was the cameraman and sound engineer. The operator confirmed that saw Giscard of Destin tried to push the journalist to himself and laid his hands on her buttocks. According to the statement, he threw the lamp down on the floor to distract the ex-President and to help a colleague.
In March 2020 the Strack has sent a complaint to the Prosecutor of Paris. The office of Le Monde confirmed its receipt.
To the question why she did not immediately contact the police, the journalist said that long could not decide on this but after the campaign against violence #MeToo and legal advice still applied “to this case had a legal basis, and not just coverage in the media”.
The representative of the former President of France stated that he does not remember meeting with the journalist, but very sorry, if such statements are true. The lawyer of the politician in comments to the Associated Press did not rule out litigation “against unworthy and offensive madanapalli”.
Giscaro destiny 94 years. He was President of France between 1974 and 1981. He is currently a member of the constitutional Council of the country.