Star jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot was in police custody Monday in Chantilly, as part of an investigation following a new rape complaint, said the Senlis prosecutor’s office and the complainant’s lawyer, confirming information from France 2.
This complaint was registered in Cagnes-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes) on February 19 for facts dating back to February 17, the Senlis prosecutor’s office said in April, which confirmed the custody on Monday, returning a communication to Wednesday. detailed from him on this case. This complaint had given rise to the opening of a preliminary investigation by the prosecution of Senlis, the jockey residing in Chantilly (Oise), where according to the lawyer of the complainant Me Justine Devred, he was heard, in the premises of the police station.
According to Me Devred, who hopes for a confrontation on Tuesday, another jockey “who was present in the apartment“, where the facts allegedly took place, was also in police custody.”My client, a 25-year-old woman working in the equestrian world in Chantilly, went to a party. It is very likely that he was made to drink or inoculated products to nullify his consent. She has flashes, big holes, times when her body was unresponsive “, explained to AFP Me Devred.
“She had filed a first complaint which she had withdrawn because she had been pressured by her professional entourage. Finally she filed a complaint again after questioning the investigators”, she clarified.
The Senlis prosecutor’s office had reported in April of the expansion of the preliminary investigation to pressures that the young woman would have been subjected to to withdraw her complaint. Mr. Boudot’s lawyer was not reachable on Monday.
The Senlis prosecutor’s office is in charge of another rape complaint case, consistently denied by Mr. Boudot, dating back to 2015, in Deauville, and being the subject of a judicial investigation opened in 2018 in which the jockey is assisted witness. In this case, the complainant also claims that she was drugged before being raped.
Named 2020 jockey of the year, Pierre-Charles Boudot, 28, notably won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and the Prix de Diane.