Adviser of Middle East Monitor – Tariq Ramadan justifies his Rape case as ‘consensual sex’

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Paris – Oxford Professor and honorary adviser of infamous MEMO – Tariq Ramadan – who was accused of raping two women in France, claimed on Monday that they had consensual sex, while he kept denying in the past of having any physical contact with them.

56-years-old Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood’s founder – Hassan al-Banna and an honorary adviser of Middle East Monitor news channel, has been under custody since February 2018 for raping a disabled woman known to the media as ‘Christelle’ in 2009 and a feminist activist Henda Ayari in 2012.

He vehemently denied in the past the accusations of raping the women in hotel rooms. However, during investigations, Police found 399 text messages between Ramadan and Christelle.

The text messages detailed his violent sexual fantasies ahead of the alleged attack.

The records show that he wrote to her: “I sensed your unease… apologies for my ‘violence’.”

His lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny said the Swiss academic had changed his account of what happened on the basis of text messages that have emerged between him and his two accusers.

Marsigny said, “sexual encounters were wanted, consensual and even sought again afterwards”.

According to Masigny, the text messages have made Ramadan acknowledge that he had sexual relations with the women.

Ramadan also claimed that he and Christelle were involved in ‘game of seduction’ online and on the telephone. But he said their only personal contact was at a drink in the hotel bar, describing her as a “compulsive liar”.