Allegations of sexual assault at the Paris Conservatory: Bachelot follows “closely”

Mediapart had announced his resignation in June and the opening of a preliminary investigation in April for “assault of a minor”.

Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot confirmed on Saturday at Parisian to follow “up close»An investigation has been opened following allegations of sexual assault against a professor at the Paris Conservatory. “I follow closely what is happening at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris» confirms the minister, when questioned by the newspaper about the fight against sexual violence in the medium of music.

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Mediapart had announced his resignation in June and the opening of a preliminary investigation in April for “assault of a minor“. According to the online media, “fifty testimonialsWas collected during an internal investigation, which exposed the touching of many students. Neither the Conservatory nor the Paris prosecutor’s office, at the request of AFP in September, have confirmed this.

Roselyne Bachelot indicated that the management of the establishment was aware “and March“Of these allegations, had”naturally»Find a report to the public prosecutor. “An investigation was launched, there was a disciplinary procedure, the competent committee met in July. But as the situation wasn’t clear enough, I asked my General Inspector to step in to shed some light», she underlined.

The minister is waiting for a report from the General Inspectorate of Culture on 15 October. France Musique indicated in September that proceedings to dismiss this cello teacher for serious misconduct had not been successful for lack of evidence.

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