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Harassment: LCI journalist Darius Rochebin cleared

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Posted on Apr 18, 2021, 11:24 AMUpdated on Apr 18, 2021, 11:25 AM

Accused of acts of harassment while he was working for the Swiss audiovisual group RTS, LCI journalist Darius Rochebin was cleared after an internal investigation carried out by his former employer.

Star of the media landscape in Switzerland, Darius Rochebin animated since the start of September an interview on LCI with a great personality. He had retired from the air at the end of October, after being questioned by the Swiss daily “Le Temps” for words and actions “inappropriate” towards women when he was officiating in his country of. origin.

No legal proceedings

After several months of investigation commissioned by its former employer, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) concluded that “none of the testimonies collected allows us to conclude on acts relating to sexual or psychological harassment, personal injury or personal injury. ‘any criminal offense’. The journalist had always denied the facts with which he was accused.

Darius Rochebin was “out of the question” and “welcomes the seriousness of the investigation carried out in Switzerland, the conclusions of which confirm what he said from day one”, responded Antoine Vey, the journalist’s lawyer. “The conclusions of the Swiss investigation allow us to definitively clarify the situation. Remember that Darius Rochebin is not the subject of any legal proceedings, ”he added.

Towards a return to the air

TF1 did not comment, but the group had indicated that it would comply with the conclusions of the Swiss investigation, which suggests a return of the presenter on the antenna of LCI. The news channel will make its decision known on Monday, a spokesperson for the TF1 group said on Friday.

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