8 Apr 2019

Ex-French ambassador to Vanuatu to face sex assault accusers

9:30 am on 8 April 2019

Former French ambassador to Vanuatu Robby Judes is today expected to face the New Caledonian women who alleged that he sexually assaulted them.

Robby Judes

Robby Judes Photo: Facebook/ Silvia de Felix

According to French radio, this has been arranged to happen at the French High Commission in Noumea.

Mr Judes was recalled to Paris in February after a senior New Caledonian businesswoman Cherifa Linossier made the first allegation.

The foreign ministry sacked him last month but he rejects the allegations, saying there may a plot against him.

Ms Linossier said seven other women reported to her that they were also harassed by him.

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