Gérard Miller accused of rape and sexual assault: what the women implicating him say

Three women accuse the psychoanalyst of sexual assault committed under hypnosis in an investigation published this Wednesday, January 31.

Gérard Miller accused of rape and sexual assault: what the women implicating him say

Three women accuse the psychoanalyst of sexual assault committed under hypnosis in an investigation published this Wednesday, January 31.

An investigation conducted by Elle magazine reveals that three women accuse psychoanalyst and columnist Gérard Miller of rape and sexual assault while they were under hypnosis. The three women reported their testimonies to the magazine, for some the facts are not recent.

Elle magazine's investigation brought together numerous testimonies on the actions of Gérard Miller. The first collected is that of the journalist and director Muriel Cousin. The facts she is talking about date back to 1990 when she was 23 years old and began her career as a freelancer for “Globe” magazine. It is in the editorial office of the media that they meet and when the psychoanalyst announces that he is looking for help for an article on hypnosis, Muriel Cousin volunteers. She declares to Elle that she was touched during this hypnosis session. She also declares: "It never occurred to me to file a complaint. At the time, that wasn't done."

The second woman to file a complaint against Gérard Miller told Elle magazine that her attack occurred in 2004 when she was 19 and Mr. Miller was 55. The psychoanalyst allegedly invited the young woman and a friend to his home after being met at the end of a recording of the show "On a tout avoir" on France 2.  Gérard Miller would have offered a hypnosis session to the two young women. The young woman told the magazine about her inability to react to the psychoanalyst's actions, after her friend's departure, saying she was still in a daze.

Other testimonies describing similar actions were collected by Elle and date from the time when Gérard Miller held the position of screenwriter. Several actresses like Anna Mouglalis or Cécile Rebboah and others who preferred to remain anonymous tell how they found themselves in meetings that they consider inappropriate with the screenwriter. The latter regularly offered to help actresses prepare for their roles or offered them hypnosis sessions.

The third woman who accuses Gérard Miller of sexual assault was the babysitter of the psychoanalyst's eldest son. The facts date from 1993 when the young woman was 19 years old. She claims to Elle that she was also touched when Gérard Miller dropped her off at her house by car.

Gérard Miller, psychoanalyst and columnist on France Inter and France 2, screenwriter and also professor of philosophy at Paris-8 University, denies all the accusations against him. Questioned by Elle he declared "never having sexually abused anyone, under any circumstances".

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