PIPPA Middleton’s father-in-law has reportedly been questioned by a French judge over claims that he raped a 16-year-old girl – four years after the allegations first emerged.
David Matthews was reportedly interviewed by Judge Jean Rea in Paris on June 16 and December 7 last year.
The 78-year-old entrepreneur is accused of raping the then teenager on two occasions between 1998 and 1999.
It is alleged it was firstly in Paris and then again on the Caribbean island of St Barts where he owns the £5,000-a-night Eden Rock hotel.
The former racing driver, whose son James married the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister in 2017, was first interviewed by police in April 2018 after being arrested as he flew into Paris from the Caribbean.
He spent 48 hours in custody before being charged with two counts of rape.
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He vehemently denies the allegations.
The case was passed to a judge to decide whether to bring it to a full trial, but has dragged on for years as a result of judicial delays and the Covid pandemic.
Last night, a court spokesman in Paris told the Mail on Sunday the case is “ongoing”, adding: “No hearing date has therefore been set.”
Mr Matthews declined to comment.
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