Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, indicted for sexual assault of several women, confessed to having five extramarital affairs, including one with the complainant Mounia R, during his hearing with the judges, Tuesday, June 5.
Mounia R. was the third woman to accuse the Islamic scholar of raping her. The former escort-girl claimed the theologian raped her nine times between 2013 and 2014, in France, London, and Brussels.
"Yes, I happened to have had extramarital affairs. There are two types of things in my life, it was a lot of virtual relationships and proven extramarital relationships," Ramadan said.
Asked about the contradiction between these relations and the religious morality he preaches, he replied: "I had ups and downs, times where I was totally consistent with my principles and others where I was more fragile," reports French outlet France Inter radio.