Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Dominique Boutonnat, the president of France’s most powerful entertainment body the National Film Board (CNC), has been order to stand trial for an alleged sexual assault on his 22 year-old godson, Variety has confirmed.
Boutonnat was just appointed by the French government to serve a second three-year mandate as president, despite the fact that he has been indicted for the alleged sexual assault since February 2021.
The Nanterre public prosecutor’s office requested that Boutonnat’s case should be brought before a criminal court back in April, following a 14-month investigation.
A judge then had to determine whether to drop the case or order Boutonnat to face trial, and ultimately ruled the latter. The news agency AFP was first to report the news.Read more on variety.com