Model and reality TV star Carol Paredes, from Toulouse, claims she was a victim of sexual abuse when she was little. On 11 July you sent a letter to the Toulouse public prosecutor to file a complaint.
Her face is probably familiar to you. Carol Paredes, 48, is a well-known personality in the world of reality TV and modeling. She the one who was later Miss Haute-Garonne and then Miss France 1990, she began her modeling career at the age of 5. The oldest probably remember the advertising posters for the beaches of Port Leucate on which the girl, completely naked, posed at the end of the 70s. Subsequently, Carol will work for the cult series “Hélène and the boys” as an extra, and will participate in music videos , before flying to Miami in 1995. More recently, French viewers were able to see Toulousaine in the reality show “Les Marseillais à Miami”.
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A seemingly happier life in the spotlight. Yet, far from rhinestones and sequins, when she finds herself alone, the smile of the beautiful Carol disappears. The 1940s reunite with the demons who never left her. She becomes this frightened little girl again, a victim of men’s desire. On several occasions, Carol was abused. She gives her testimony for the first time, because, she says, “parents are wary of the people they entrust their children to”, and because women with psychosomatic symptoms “explore their past in search of shadow areas” “.
“I never spoke because I was afraid”
For Carol, hell begins when she is only five. A young man mistreats the girl in the absence of her parents. Five years later, in the early 1980s, the girl meets another offender.
“I was about to do photo shoots with a photographer from Toulouse. Very quickly, she abused me by touching and licking me. The first time, I was sleeping when he did this to me. I was terrified, I was pretending to sleep. Subsequent times, the abuses were systematic. “
His salvation will come from a member of his family two years later. He reports similar facts to Carol’s parents. “We stopped taking pictures, it was a real relief. “Almost 40 years later, you have decided to testify to her ordeal and to file a complaint with the Toulouse public prosecutor. “I never spoke because I was afraid. My first molester programmed me to shut up. “
A few weeks ago, after posting a photo on the Facebook network, a comment from her attacker’s sister reactivated her memories. “All this has ruined my life as a woman and as a mother. I think my chronic pain comes from what I’ve been through. It is important to talk about it so that the shame changes sides! I would like to tell parents not to leave their children to anyone, to worry if their behavior changes, if they are suffering and, above all, to listen to them. “
The statute of limitations for sexual offenses against minors is set at 30 years by most of the victim by the Schiappa law of 3 August 2018.