David Matthews, the father of Middleton’s husband, James, was being investigated by detectives from South Yorkshire Police the Sun reported. The British woman reportedly claimed he assaulted her in the UK.
Matthews, was taken into custody in Paris on March 27, 2018, the Telegraph reported.
In the first case, investigators with France’s Minor Protection Brigade charged him with “rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim,” AFP, the international news agency in France, reported.
Kate Middelton’s younger sister tied the knot with James in 2017.
The first rape incident reportedly happened between 1998 and 1999 and was reported to the police in 2017 by a relative of the victim.
The victim reportedly told police she was “shocked and disgusted,” by the assault, which she claims first happened on St. Barts, where Matthews owned the luxury hotel Eden Rock. She also claimed she was assaulted a second time in Paris.
The alleged victim told police: “Afterwards I felt like I was to blame. I developed feelings of self-loathing and felt worthless.”
Matthews reportedly denied the accusations.
Middleton’s own family were no strangers to legal problems. Her uncle, Gary Goldsmith was arrested in London in 2017 after he allegedly slammed his wife to the ground during a vicious fight.
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