Whitened by the justice, Ibrahim Maalouf goes on the offensive. Accused of sexually assaulting a collégienne of 14 years, the famous French trumpeter has released, Saturday, July 25, a press release vehemently.
"It is important for me to put the dot on the i of my name," says the musician, shedding his grievances against "the press" and " journalists ". "The teenager lied, his parents believed, the press has talked about inflating the story, everyone has suffered," quickly explains the musician. Recalling that he has been acquitted on appeal, he also believes that " the media coverage of this court decision was microscopic next to the one experienced in 2017 at the revelation of false accusations ".
pic.twitter.com/3pLoT8ffu3— Ibrahim Maalouf (@ibrahim_maalouf) July 25, 2020
The "purposes of identity" in the spread of charges
" Many are those who are allowed to relay, tweet, post, comment, blog, publish or disseminate any words, articles or videos at this topic without taking the trouble of nothing check and without respecting the presumption of innocence, often for a political purpose or identity ", insists even Ibrahim Maalouf, this time at the address of social networks. "Even if the scars will remain, I sincerely hope that each of you who have contributed to this outbreak will be questioned. That the justice do its work before the emotion popular does not hold, because the damage is dramatic, " continues the trumpeter in his open letter, published on Twitter.
The same release also quotes Justice, and recalls that" the charges were not substantiated by evidence in the record, the court finds only two explanations, "including" the thoughts fantastical "of the complainant," in love with her idol ".