Tariq Ramadan is confronted Tuesday at the Paris judicial court with one of his first accusers, Mounia Rabbouj, who denounces several rapes in 2013 and 2014, facts for which the Islamologist was indicted at the end of October.
Mr. Ramadan, now indicted for the rapes of five women, went to the office of the examining magistrate around 10 a.m., noted an AFP journalist. For this judicial meeting, he is accompanied by his five French lawyers.
This is the first time that the Islamologist, who considers himself a victim of the revenge of ex-mistresses, is confronted with this 47-year-old former escort girl who had filed a complaint against him in March 2018.
The 58-year-old Swiss intellectual was indicted for these rapes on October 22, after a hearing before an examining magistrate, as demanded by the prosecution since spring 2018.
“There is no new element, it is a formal indictment to be able to organize the confrontation soon”, had denounced at the end of the interrogation the lawyers, Mes Nabila Asmane, Ouadie Elhamamouchi and Philippe Ohayon.
In this part, “it is not the word of Tariq Ramadan against that of this woman, it is this woman against her own serious and concordant lies”, they added.
Mounia Rabbouj, civil party during the Carlton procuring trial, where former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared, accuses her of raping her nine times in France, London and Brussels, from 2013 to 2014 .
In support of her story, Mounia Rabbouj presented a dress stained with the Islamologist’s semen.
This story had forced the Muslim intellectual, who until then denied any extramarital affair, to admit that he had had adulterous relations with her and former mistresses, a major turning point in this file.
Mr. Ramadan is indicted for the rape of five women. Last week, he also went to Geneva to be heard by a Geneva prosecutor on rapes in Switzerland in 2008 of which a woman nicknamed “Brigitte” accuses him.
The judicial control of the Islamologist, which prohibited him from traveling outside France, was amended in October to allow him to respond to summons from the Geneva prosecutor.
Two confrontations between “Brigitte” and Mr. Ramadan had been organized in the office of an examining magistrate in Paris in September and October.