The Jacques Bouthier case continues to gain momentum. According to LCI and BFMTV, Assu 2000's former CEO is being investigated for sexual harassment. He was already indicted on May 21st for "trafficking of human beings" as well as "rape of minors".
She was an ex-employee of Assu 2000 Tangier, Morocco who turned to justice. She denies facts that occurred during November 2021. The alleged victim, who was in her twenties at the time, claimed that she was fired from the company for refusing to accept the advances of Jacques Bouthier. She would have received sexist messages from the ex-CEO that had a sexual connotation. The ex-CEO allegedly sent the message "You bitch, we're going out" to the young woman who refused to comply.
Monday's complaint of "sexual harassment" was sent to Paris's prosecutor's office. They will "analyze it" to determine if it can be attached to the ongoing judicial investigation or if it should be the subject a separate investigation.
Parallel to the Vilavi general meeting, which was ex-Assu 2000, this Tuesday saw the resignation of Jacques Bouthier as CEO and the appointment of David Guyonnet as chairman. Guyonnet was previously the deputy general manager of Vilavi. On Tuesday, the Vilavi group indicated that a listening cell and psychological support cell was set up in France and Morocco to "immediately collect the floor" and provide support for employees.
Jacques Bouthier founded the Assu 2000 Group in 1975 and has been its manager ever since. Vilavi, which was created in January by Vilavi, is the "first expert broker of insurance and credit for individuals in France". It claims to have 1,800 employees, 163 millions euros in turnover, and almost 550,000 customers.