testimonies, complicity … The summary of the case

JEAN-LUC LAHAYE. Singer Jean-Luc Lahaye was arrested in a case of rape of minors. His daughter Margaux was also arrested, like the two mothers of teenage girls who accuse the ex-star of the 80s of having abused them.

The essential

  • The summary of the case : Jean-Luc Lahaye was arrested and placed in police custody for “rape and sexual assault on a minor over 15” and “corruption of a minor”, Wednesday, November 3, in Paris, reports Le Parisien. Her daughter and the mothers of the two complainants were also arrested.
  • What is Jean-Luc Lahaye accused of? The singer is suspected of sexually abusing two teenage girls between 2013 and 2015, when they were 16 and 17 years old. He is also heard in this case for “fraudulent abuse of the state of weakness of a minor to lead him to a prejudicial act”, “invasion of privacy” and possession of child pornography images.
  • Why is Jean-Luc Lahaye’s daughter in police custody? Margaux Lahaye, eldest daughter of the singer, is suspected of having pressured the victims to obtain their silence. She was eventually released due to her medical condition.
  • Two other women in police custody : the mothers of the two plaintiffs were also arrested, suspected of “non-denunciation of a crime” and “complicity in rape”, according to Le Parisien. One of them was released.

And immediately

12:21 – What risk Jean-Luc Lahaye?

On the Touche plateau not at my post, Wednesday, November 3 in the evening, the columnists were invited to comment on the case concerning Jean-Luc Lahaye. And the question of knowing what he actually incurs quickly arose. According to Gilles Verdez, the singer “risks more than 15 years”. Note, as noted during the program Benjamin Castaldi, that there could be “recidivism”, Jean-Luc Lahaye having already been sentenced in 2015 for charges made by one of the two accusers. Finally, Gilles Verdez underlined that the penalty incurred could go up “up to 20 years, because there are aggravating circumstances”, according to him. Remember that before any official judgment, Jean-Luc Lahaye remains presumed innocent.

12:08 – What is Jean-Luc Lahaye accused of?

Jean-Luc Lahaye was arrested this Wednesday in Paris. According to sources close to the investigation interviewed by franceinfo, the singer is heard for “rape” and “sexual assault on a minor over 15 years old”, but also for acts of corruption of minors over 15 years, fraudulent abuse the state of weakness of a minor to lead him to a prejudicial act, invasion of privacy and possession of a child pornography image.

11:55 – The heavy judicial past of Jean-Luc Lahaye

Jean-Luc Lahaye, star of the 1980s, was sentenced on May 18, 2015 to one year in prison for corruption of a minor. At the time, he allegedly solicited a 14-year-old girl (one of the two complainants today) on the Internet and asked her to indulge in sex games filmed by webcams. He withdrew on April 1, 2016 from his intention to appeal, “for the sake of appeasement”.

11:42 – The complainants had already filed a complaint

In his article, Le Parisien explains that the two teenage girls who accuse Jean-Luc Lahaye of rape had already lodged a complaint, before retracting. The singer’s sister, Margaux, was taken into police custody for “witness tampering” and “complicity in rape”, suspected of having pressured the complainants to remain silent.

11:31 – Who are the two other women arrested?

Four people were taken into custody on Wednesday in the rape case involving Jean-Luc Lahaye: the singer, his daughter and two other women. According to Le Parisien, the latter are the mothers of two young women who accuse the singer. According to the Paris daily, these two women would be great admirers of Jean-Luc Lahaye and would not have hesitated to “push” their daughters into the arms of the singer, so that they have relations with him. The two mothers would have even accompanied their offspring during meetings, still believes to know Le Parisien. One of them was released Thursday at midday, without prosecution “at this stage”.

11:23 – Suspected of possession of child pornography images

Placed in custody for rape of minors Wednesday, November 3 and heard since, Jean-Luc Lahaye is also heard for suspicion of possession of child pornography images, according to sources close to the investigation interviewed by Le Parisien.

11:10 – Testimonies against Jean-Luc Lahaye

According to corroborating sources cited by Le Parisien, the young women accuse Jean-Luc Lahaye “of having had sex with them and would have asked them, through the Internet and interposed cameras, to undress and take sexual poses. ” She would have lodged a complaint again at the beginning of the year, leading to the opening of a new investigation by the Paris prosecutor’s office.

10:48 – Jean-Luc Lahaye brought before an examining magistrate

According to information from franceinfo, singer Jean-Luc Lahaye, in police custody since Wednesday, is brought before an examining magistrate on Friday for a possible indictment. The outlet adds that “the singer continued to deny the facts while in police custody and spoke of consensual sex between the teenage girls and himself.”

10:21 – Can Jean-Luc Lahaye be placed in pre-trial detention?

Jean-Luc Lahaye could be remanded in custody at the end of his prolonged police custody, because of his criminal record. According to TPMP columnist Gilles Verdez, who spoke on the subject Wednesday, November 3 in the evening, the objective of this possible provisional detention would be “to avoid any contact” between the singer and the plaintiffs. And the columnist to detail: “We are not there yet, but if he was ever placed in detention, it would be because investigators believe that he could try to contact the alleged victims to encourage them to to shut up.”

10:13 – The custody of Jean-Luc Lahaye’s daughter lifted

Jean-Luc Lahaye’s daughter, Margaux, was arrested on Wednesday, November 3, for “witness tampering” and “complicity in the rape of a minor over 15 years old”. According to franceinfo, which quotes the Paris prosecutor’s office, his police custody was lifted at midday on Thursday for health reasons. Margaux Lahaye is paraplegic after an accident in 2019.

10:06 – Jean-Luc Lahaye still in custody

Jean-Luc Lahaye was arrested and taken into police custody for “rape and sexual assault on a minor over 15 years old” and “corruption of a minor”, Wednesday, November 3, in Paris, reports Le Parisien. His prolonged custody should end during the day.

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According to information from Le Parisien, the 68-year-old singer was arrested in Paris on Wednesday, November 3 in Paris for “rape and sexual assault on a minor over 15” as well as “corruption of a minor”. He is suspected of sexually abusing two teenage girls in 2013 and 2014. The two alleged victims were aged 16 and 17 at the time. Both had filed a complaint at the time, before retracting. One of the two complainants is the teenager in another case, the one for which Jean-Luc Lahaye was convicted in 2015 for bribery of a minor.

According to corroborating sources cited by Le Parisien, the two alleged victims accuse Jean-Luc Lahaye “of having had sex with them and allegedly asked them, through the Internet and interposed cameras, to undress and take sexual poses . ” She reportedly filed a complaint again earlier this year. A new investigation has been opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office.

It should also be noted that, according to Le Parisien, the daughter of Jean-Luc Lahaye, Margaux, would also have been placed in police custody within the framework of this investigation for “subordination of witness”, for having “put pressure on the two teenagers for compel them to silence “and” complicity in the rape of a minor. ” According to Le Parisien, the two mothers of the plaintiffs were also placed in police custody for “non-denunciation of a crime” and “complicity in rape”. “They too admirers of the singer, they would have pushed their daughters to have relations with Jean-Luc Lahaye and would have even accompanied them during meetings”, details the newspaper. The two teenagers who filed a complaint against Jean-Luc Lahaye were, according to Le Parisien, “under the influence of the singer whose hits they appreciated.”

Jean-Luc Lahaye is a French singer born December 23, 1952 in Paris. Child of the DDASS (his parents having abandoned him at 6 months), Jean-Luc Lahaye experiences a difficult childhood. It is the discovery of music on a radio station, at the height of the yéyé era, which saves him, despite some crimes that will earn him prison sentences. When he left, Jean-Luc Lahaye took over: he got a foothold in show business by becoming a waiter in a restaurant that offered shows. It is thanks to this job that he meets Dalida, a relationship that is decisive for his career.

Through relationships, he releases one of his hits, Woman i love, in 1982, without promotion. From then on, successes follow one another. Now publicized, Jean-Luc Lahaye takes the opportunity to highlight his difficult childhood. He publishes a book called One Hundred Families, and also became the host of his own television show in 1987, Lahaye of honor, whose goal is to raise funds, live, for charities. This program has for credits Drop me off, which will become one of Jean-Luc Lahaye’s successes.

While the early 2000s marked a crossing of the desert, during which Jean-Luc Lahaye became an entrepreneur, television took an interest in him during a program devoted to forgotten singers: he again obtained the support of the public, and relaunched thus his career. A first springboard, followed by the success linked to the souvenir tours of the 1980s and the film Stars 80, in which he plays his own role.

The singer, star of the 1980s, was sentenced on May 18, 2015 to a one-year suspended prison sentence for bribery of a minor after soliciting a 14-year-old girl on the Internet and asking her to indulge in filmed sex games by webcams. He withdrew on April 1, 2016 from his intention to appeal, “for the sake of appeasement”. He will also admit in a show to be attracted to younger girls. In his book Classified confidential, released in 2016, he explained about the many controversies he has been the subject of in recent years, especially for his statements about his love of young women. “I understood that it is very tempting for certain media to slip towards amalgamation, and to associate my name with pedophilia. And there, I have desires of murder. I have always affirmed, proclaimed , that I liked girls younger than me, “he wrote, complaining about the” smell of sulfur “around him.