The host and author is one of forty women who accuse the psychoanalyst of sexual assault. She chose the set of “C l’hebdo” on France 5 to express herself after the publication of the investigation in ELLE magazine.
This is the first time she speaks on television after accusing Gérard Muller of sexual assault in a investigation published in the magazine SHE. Muriel Cousin is present this Saturday, February 10 on the set of “C l’hebdo, hosted by Aurélie Casse.
“We are stupid when we are attacked. We have interpretations against ourselves”explains Muriel Coussin after detailing the touching that Gérard Miller allegedly imposed on her, during a hypnosis session: “I was lying on the ground, he got next to me. He started putting his hand under my sweater, touching my breasts, then his hand in my pants on my penis.. The radio host took ten years before talking about it to those around her, wondering for a long time if she had not exaggerated the interpretation of what she experienced. However, she does not confront her alleged attacker in court. “It was before #MeToo, we didn’t file a complaint”she remembers.
A trauma that has “dramatic consequences” about his private life. Muriel Cousin evokes episodes of bulimia, anorexia and scarification. “We want to have pain other than the pain we have within ourselves”, declares the one who was the companion of Stéphane Guillon. During her interview, she also mentions two rapes, one of which was as a teenager: “Every trauma makes it easier to become prey. There is a vulnerability that sets in. Predators smell the prey. “Apart from my children and my friends, I have missed almost everything in life because of these traumas”she analyzes.
Accused by 41 women
To date, there are 41 women who accuse Gérard Miller similar acts or attempted attacks, which allegedly took place between 1993 and 2020. “It’s meant to heal souls who have trauma, not create it. We agreed to do the hypnosis session, but that’s how he catches his prey. There was no seduction, no ambiguity at the start. He has a technique that is so chiseled”she testifies on France 5. “He’s a serial aggressor. It has a signature, it’s hypnosis. He’s a mass aggressor.”, adds Muriel Cousin. In fact, the testimonies always tell the same modus operandi.
For his part, Gérard Miller declares: “nothing that I perceived indicated to me that they wanted to put an end to the situation, because otherwise I would have put an end to it right then”. He acknowledges, however, that he was “de facto a man of power”and that there was from then on “an objective asymmetry” between women and him. This evening in “C l’hebdo”, Muriel Cousin describes her defense as “pitiful”.