Léo Grasset (DirtyBiology) responds to accusations of sexual violence against him

This is the case that shook the French YouTube: Léo Grasset, from the popular science channel DirtyBiologyis accused of rape and sexual and psychological violence by eight women, including Manon Bril, of the chain This is an other story.

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Created in 2014, the YouTube channel DirtyBiology is one of the most important science popularization channels on French YouTube. The show, which deals with evolutionary biology and scientific philosophy, has 1.3 million subscribers in June 2022, and has propelled its creator Léo Grasset to stardom.. The videographer has also written two books, The blow of the giraffe: scholars in the savannah (2015), where he talks about evolution in the African savannah, the fruit of his work in Zimbabwe during his graduate studies, and The big mess of evolution (2021), as well as a comic book co-created with his brother Colas, titled The Great Sex Adventure (2017).

However, Léo Grasset is the subject of serious accusations, revealed today by Mediapart. Indeed, eight women, including videographer Manon Bril, accuse him of influence, sexism, psychological and even physical violence, and even rape for at least one of the accusers. Accusations widely relayed on social networks. In addition, several YouTubers, including Linguisticae, have claimed that the supposed acts of Léo Grasset were known in the popularization community on French YouTube.

Whereas Mediapart broadcast a live broadcast today at 7:00 p.m., where three of Léo Grasset’s eight accusers were invited, the videographer, who had not wished to respond to the requests of the investigative media, nevertheless broke his silence at 18h, by posting a long message on Twitter, in which he denies the charges against him.

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June 23, 2022

The videographer also takes the opportunity to emphasize that he will be available if the Justice is seized by the complainants. He also specifies that he will himself seize the judicial authority if the presumption of innocence in his regard is not respected.

Either way, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the progress of this case.

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