Spleen, a former candidate for The Voice, has been charged with “rape” and “sexual assault”.

The essential Pascal O., says Spleen, known for his participation in the musical reality show “The Voice”, was charged with “rape” and “sexual assault” in February.

Spleen was charged with “rape” and “bullying” against two women and “sexual assault” against a third. Released under judicial review, he is also charged with “taking or transmitting images of a sexual nature without consent” of these three women and a fourth applicant, the source said.

He had already been referred to the Paris Criminal Court on facts denounced by a fifth woman, but the hearing that was due to be held earlier this year was postponed to be included on the instructional matter.
In a long investigation in November, Neon revealed the many allegations against the singer.

Photos and videos under duress

Pascal Oyong-Oly, by his real name, became famous in 2009 during a passage in “We Don’t Lie in France 2”, then in season 3 of the music show The Voice, which aired on TF1 in 2014.

“What all these stories have in common is the taking of photos and videos without people’s consent,” said a source familiar with the matter. Some women actually accuse Spleen of dragging them home before they were forced to take photos or videos, before some of them claim they were sexually assaulted or even raped. “We deny the facts,” said the singer’s lawyer.

In mid-March, Yohann Malory, a famous lyricist for singers like Johnny Hallyday, M. Pokora or Louane, was charged with rape and sexual assault on four women in Paris, which he denies. With regard to Spleen like Yohann Malory, testimonies against her had surfaced on social networks under the keyword #MusicToo, which was created as part of the #MeToo movement to denounce sexual violence in the music industry.