He disputes the facts, but it will be judged in correctional. As revealed by Le Parisien, Jean-Marc Morandini, a famous moderator of NRJ12 and CNews will be well-judged corrections for “corruption of a minor over the age of 15”. The judge of instruction will, therefore, have followed the request of the public prosecutor of Paris of 3 April last. The date is not fixed yet.
For Me Corinne Dreyfus-Schmidt, the lawyer of the accused, this decision is no surprise, but it does recall that Jean-Marc Morandini contests “since the beginning, the facts alleged against him”. “There were two plaintiffs, one has withdrawn his complaint. We had made a request of acts, because there was a selection of messages in the folder, and not their entirety. This request was refused by the investigating judge at the same time that he throws the folder, so we will appeal this order of reference,” she says.
The tv man has always denied having inappropriate behavior toward the two young people, the major today and, aged 15 and 16 years old at the time. The father of one of the victims had provided the police with an audio recording between Morandini and his son in which the star NRJ12 conjured a blowjob. If at this time, in 2013, the minor had not wanted to lodge a complaint, he wished to do next after the publication of a survey released by les Inrocks. It was revelations about the castings doubtful of his web-series Falcons. The complaints of the five actors who had said they had been encouraged to send pictures of themselves naked and masturbate in front of him are currently still in the hands of the investigating judge. It was asked in September 2019 a psychiatric evaluation and psychological. The facilitator was the subject of a preliminary investigation for “sexual harassment” and “illegal labour”.
Jean-Marc Morandini remains presumed innocent of the facts alleged against him until the final judgment of this case.