A former model has publicly accused modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel of raping her, saying she only reported to police after seeing him linked to the Jeffrey Epstein sex-ring scandal.
The Canadian claimed in a interview with CBS News that Brunel – who has been accused of scouting young girls for Epstein – spiked her drink when she went to her Paris apartment after a club night in 1987.
“‘Would you like a drink’ and I said, ‘sure, why not’,” asked Brunel, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“So I don’t remember anything. He had drugged my drink,” she told CBS. “The next thing I remember is waking up in his bed and he was next to me.
“He was sleeping and I was naked. And I was wondering how I got there.
After getting dressed, she tried to leave the flat – claiming she couldn’t find the front door and instead called a friend in a panic.
“I said to him, ‘You have to come get me, but I can’t find the door, but I found the window. I’ll jump out the window and you catch me,’” she recalled saying.
“He said, ‘No, it’s like four floors. Luckily he was there to calm me down and stuff — because I would have jumped,” she told CBS of the terror she felt at the time.
“I know I was raped. I know it,” she insisted.
The friend she called, named only Rafiq, recalled how the woman was “scared” and “freaked out” when he picked her up.
“She was white — not even pale, she was white,” he told CBS. “You never forget the look on your friend’s face when something like this happens.”
The former model said she immediately told her friend everything she remembered, but did not turn herself in to authorities.
“I didn’t go to the police — I just wanted to forget everything,” she told CBS.
However, she was ultimately forced to come forward after seeing Brunel linked to the sickening Epstein scandal, and she has now delivered a signed affidavit of her allegations to French police, CBS said.
“If he’s still doing it and it’s 2019, how many girls has he done this to? Maybe they’ll listen to us and he’ll finally be stopped,” she said. declared to the station.
Brunel – credited with discovering models like Christy Turlington and Milla Jovovich – is now 70 and believed to be in Brazil.
He has always denied the allegations against him, his lawyer Corinne Dreyfus-Schmidt also insisting that he “is not on the run” and that he is “at the disposal of the authorities”.