Koffi Olomidé Cleared of R_pe but Coonvicted of Holding Dancers

A top court in France has cleared Congolese musician, Koffi Olomidé of sexually assaulting four of his former dancers, but convicted him of holding the women against their will.


He is to serve an 18-month suspended sentence and pay them compensation.


The court overturned a 2019 ruling that found him guilty of the statutory r_pe of one of the dancers when she was 15.


But he was convicted of depriving the women of their liberty at a villa in Paris between 2002 and 2006.


In 2008 Olomide was accused of kicking a cameraman from DR Congo’s private RTGA television station and breaking his camera at a concert, but the two later were later reconciled.

In 2012 he was also convicted in DR Congo of assaulting his producer and received a three-month suspended prison sentence.


In 2016 Koffi Olomide was arrested and deported after he assaulted one of his dancers in Kenya.


In 2018 Zambia ordered his arrest after he allegedly assaulted a photographer.