A former candidate on the show accused of sexual assault during filming in 2018.

Filming for the season of the survival show TF1 was canceled after these allegations were revealed.

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A former candidate for “Koh-Lanta” on TF1 was charged in the context of an open investigation into possible acts of sexual assault committed during the filming of the program in 2018, AFP learned from the prosecutor’s office and the parties’ lawyers on Friday, 29 March, confirming the information. of Parisian.

Eddy Guyot “He was charged on November 16, 2022” for the acts accused by Candide Renard, daughter of former French soccer player Hervé Renard. “By a ruling of March 14, the investigating chamber of the Court of Appeal of Nancy rejected the request to annul his indictment that he had presented on May 10, 2023.”Nancy’s prosecutor told AFP.

At the beginning of the investigation, the complainant, who was 20 years old at the time, told investigators that during the filming of the program, “She woke up while the accused kissed her on the mouth, before touching her clothes”according to the story of Nancy’s prosecutor in 2018.

“It was not his DNA that was found”

“The plaintiff rightly requested a DNA examination of her clothing, in particular her leggings and panties. This examination allows us to confirm her statements since male DNA was found.”declared Jérémie Assous, Eddy Guyot’s lawyer, who denies the facts. “This experience is innocent to Eddy Guyot, since it was not his DNA that was found. But the complainant does not want to know who that DNA belongs to”he said.

“The elapsed time, inherent to the criminal procedure, has not altered the determination” of his client, declared Léon Del Forno, l’avocat by Candide Renard. “She hopes with confidence that justice will be done and that Mr. Guyot will be found guilty for what he did to her”he added.

Adventure Line Productions, the production company of “Koh-Lanta,” canceled filming of the TF1 program as a result of these allegations. The next season was filmed a few months later.

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