Jean Pascal: "C'est de la bull$#!+"

MONTREAL, Canada ( - Former light-heavyweight champion, Jean Pascal, strongly refutes allegations of sexual assault that took place at a party held at his house last weekend. "C'est de la bull$#!+, that case there," he told the press while in Los Angeles on Monday.


MONTREAL, Canada ( Presse ) - Former light-heavyweight champion, Jean Pascal, strongly refutes allegations of sexual assault that took place at a party held at his house last weekend. "C'est de la bull$#!+, that case there," he told the press while in Los Angeles on Monday.

Coming of his dominating performance against Lucien Bute, the 31 year old boxer did not want to say more. His lawyer advised him not to comment on the case, he said. Jean Pascal went to Los Angeles to attend Sunday evening at the Grammy. He must return to Montreal on Tuesday.

Pascal is considered an "important witness" in an investigation of a sexual offense, as well as "other people who were present at his residence during the festival," said the police board Thérèse-De Blainville - the police for investigation - on his Facebook page Monday.

A 25 year old woman claimed to have been the victim of a sexual assault at a party held in the night from Saturday to Sunday at the home of Lorraine Pascal, on the North Shore.

The evening of boxing have started in a bar in Boisbriand. It is in the Liquor Commission Pascal had met the woman. The party is then transported to the home of former world champion boxer.

Police were alerted the next morning at 5:30 am by the alleged victim. "The victim was taken over by the patrol and was transported to the hospital in Saint-Jérôme to see a doctor and undergo medical examinations," police said in a statement. She did, however, trace of violence, said a spokesman for the police.

The same day, Sunday, boxer flew to California to attend in the evening at Grammy, this high mass of music in the United States.

Even if it was outside the country, Pascal came into contact with investigators evening. "He expressed a desire to collaborate with the police investigation. It should return to Quebec (Tuesday) and meet the case investigators, "said police Thérèse-De Blainville.

The police added that investigators worked Monday "to draw up a list of potential witnesses and to meet in order to learn more about this event."

The police conducted a search of Jean Pascal Sunday evening, equipped with a "general mandate", which gave him the right to search the entire residence of the boxer in search of evidence, said the lawyer Pascal, Mr. Loris Cavaliere.

"It is not accused or suspect. It's all over witnessed an incident. I'm not saying that it can not change, but for now, that's it," said the criminal lawyer to La Presse .

Once the survey is completed, if the police conclude that a crime has been committed, the file will be forwarded to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DCPP), who will decide whether to lay charges after analysis of the strength of the evidence.

Frequent holidays

Neighbors Jean Pascal met Monday with La Presse Lorraine portray a calm and respectful living, which is nevertheless often the party with him.

"There is often parties at Jean Pascal, especially in the summer, but our neighborly relations are good," said a neighbor.

"We closed the window around 5am on Sunday because we had heard outside, told a neighbor. But this was no exaggeration. The neighborhood is very quiet. Summer, by cons, there is more noise and partying court."

The only dissenting voice, a neighbor who thinks the Boxer loves too party to live in Lorraine and should rather live a "penthouse in Montreal."

"There is often noise in her partys and ending in the early hours of the morning, deplores this neighbor, and they make a lot of noise. It's really disturbing."

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