Dominique Boutonnat, boss of the CNC, will be tried in June for sexual assault on his godson


The president of the National Cinema Center (CNC) Dominique Boutonnat will be tried in June for sexual assault on his godson, the Nanterre prosecutor’s office reported to Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Wednesday March 6, confirming information from the L’Informed website.

“The date envisaged for this trial is currently set for June 14, 2024” , specified the public prosecutor, while this case returned to the forefront when the actress Judith Godrèche asked Thursday before the Senate the “removal” of Mr. Boutonnat from his functions. Questioned by AFP, neither the CNC nor Mr. Boutonnat’s lawyer wished to react.

Dominique Boutonnat, who vigorously contests the alleged facts, was accused in October 2020 by his godson of acts dating back to August of the same year, when the latter was 21 years old.

In the complaint consulted by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the young man accuses his godfather, with whom he has no family ties, of having tried, after swimming naked in the swimming pool, to “masturbate” on the night of August 3, 2020. “I masturbate him so that he stops touching me,” he denounces, assuring that his godfather then tried to impose fellatio on him.

Since the start of the affair, the president of the CNC has spoken of “consensual kisses” , “gestures of affection which he stopped when he felt from his godson that this gesture could have degenerated into something else,” his lawyer, Emmanuel Marsigny, said in 2022.

The World with AFP

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