French court charges Pippa Middleton's father-in-law with rape of minor

French court charges Pippa Middleton's father-in-law with rape of minor”

Matthews was charged with the "rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim".

David Matthews, father-in-law to Pippa Middleton, herself the sister to the UK's Duchess of Cambridge, was charged Thursday with raping a child in France, it was revealed Friday.

Police became aware of the allegations in 2017, reports the Paris-based L'Express citing "judicial sources".

Multi-millionaire David Matthews, 73, allegedly carried out the attack between 1998 and 1999 while on holiday in France.

Mr. Matthews was released on bail, with a number of conditions which were not disclosed by French authorities. A spokesman for the tycoon tells the Daily Mail that, "David Matthews categorically denies the allegation and unequivocally contests the untrue and scandalous accusation".

Pippa Middleton married James Matthews a hedge fund manager in May 2017. Matthews father David was charged with raping a minor
Pippa Middleton married James Matthews a hedge fund manager in May 2017. Matthews father David was charged with raping a minor

Matthews is a former race vehicle driver and self-made millionaire who owns the super private and luxe Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barts.

An alleged witness came forward with a complaint about the attacks in 2017.

He then met his second wife, Rhodesian-born artist Jane Parker, with whom he had three sons, James, Spencer, and Michael, who tragically died when he was just 22 on an expedition up Mount Everest.

Millionaire hotel boss David Matthews, 74, is father to James Matthews, who is married to Pippa and of course Spencer Matthews.

Matthews owns the Eden Rock luxury resort on the Caribbean island of St Barths, and the Glen Affric Estate in Scotland.

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