Guy Georges’ former lawyer, Alex Ursulet, indicted for raping a former trainee

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This renowned criminal lawyer, former defender of the serial murderer Guy Georges or the former mayor of Grenoble Alain Carignon, has been targeted since September 25, 2019 by a complaint for “rape” and “sexual harassment” filed by a woman who had carried out a internship in his Paris office in January 2018.

Lawyer Alex Ursulet, accused of rape by a former trainee, was indicted on Thursday for “rape by a person in authority” and placed under judicial control, AFP learned on Friday from a judicial source, confirming information from Mediapart.

This renowned criminal lawyer, former defender of the serial murderer Guy Georges or the former mayor of Grenoble Alain Carignon, has been targeted since September 25, 2019 by a complaint for “rape” and “sexual harassment” filed by a woman who had carried out a internship in his Paris office in January 2018.

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In her complaint, she says she was raped there by Alex Ursulet, after a lunch where the latter would have been insistent. She produces witness statements and copies of text messages.

Me Ursulet had for his part filed a complaint for “slanderous denunciation”, but also for “false” and “attempted fraud in judgment”.

Custody in 2020

After two days in police custody in June 2020 and a confrontation with the complainant where “everyone [├ętait] remained on its positions”, according to the comment at the time of a source close to the file, the parquet floor had opened a judicial investigation for “rape by person having authority” and asked for its indictment.

Alex Ursulet emerged free from the interrogation before the investigating judge, under the status of assisted witness, intermediate between that of a simple witness and that of indictment.

Thursday’s indictment “is the logically expected follow-up to this case. It is important that the judge can continue to conduct her investigation calmly,” Thibault Laforcade, Bordeaux lawyer for the complainant, told AFP.

“The indictment for rape is in tune with the times. It doesn’t matter that there has been no new element for eighteen months or countless contradictions and impossibilities, it doesn’t matter that nothing justifies this indictment, neither the urgency nor the file or nothing, that’s how it is!” Criticized Me Marie Burguburu, one of Me Ursulet’s lawyers. “The advantage is that this indictment gives the defense of Alex Ursulet rights that it did not have before (…) He will therefore finally be able to defend himself”, she said. added.

The Council of the order, seized of the facts, had struck off the Paris bar on December 31, 2019. A hearing on the appeal of this decision will take place on January 20 next at the Paris Court of Appeal.

If you are a witness or victim of domestic, sexist or sexual violence, you can contact 3919 (free call from a landline or mobile) open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. The call is anonymous and does not appear on the phone bills.
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