The modeling agent, close to the American billionaire who died in 2019, has been accused of rape by several former top models.
His name is associated with that of Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexual abuse of minors in the United States. Frenchman Jean-Luc Brunel, model agent and close to the American billionaire who died in 2019, was indicted and imprisoned for “rape of a minor” and “sexual harassment”, announced the public prosecutor this Saturday morning, confirming information from Parisian. He was also placed under the status of witness assisted by the count of aggravated human trafficking to the prejudice of minor victims for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
The septuagenarian was arrested Wednesday in Roissy and placed in police custody. According to a source familiar with the matter, he was arrested at the airport as he was about to take a plane to Dakar.
A call for witnesses launched
Jean-Luc Brunel has been accused of rape by several former top models. He is also suspected of having spotted young women for the American financier Jeffrey Epstein, found dead in prison in early August 2019. He disputes the facts.
The investigation opened on August 23, 2019 and entrusted to the Central Office for the Repression of Personal Violence, gave rise to a call for witnesses and several hundred hearings but many of the accusations relate to prescribed facts, according to sources. concordant.
Already accusations in the United States
In a first investigation against Jeffrey Epstein in the United States, closed in 2007, two women had already accused Jean-Luc Brunel of playing the role of tout for the American financier, bringing young girls from modest backgrounds to the United States by making them spark a modeling career.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on August 10 in his cell in New York City. He was arrested and charged in July for having organized, between 2002 and 2005, a network of young girls with whom he allegedly had coerced sex.