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March 16, 2021
Triggering of article 40 of the code of criminal procedure and internal investigation

Following two reports from former students of Jérôme Pernoo who wished to remain anonymous, Émilie Delorme (director of the CNSMDP) alerts, as required by article 40 of the code of criminal procedure, the Public Prosecutor, which triggers a preliminary investigation at the Minor Protection Brigade a month later;(April 20, 2021).[sourcee 1]

Émilie Delorme entrusts an internal investigation to Christophe Pillon, head of the HR department of the Conservatoire and Caroline De Haas, director of the Egaé group.[source 2]

Jérôme Pernoo is summoned to the Director's office to be informed of the opening of an internal investigation and his protective suspension.

Interviews are then organized by videoconference and led by Caroline De Haas, with 51 people.

[source 2]

April 9, 2021
Videoconference meeting with Émilie Delorme and Caroline De Haas

at the request of all Jérôme Pernoo's students to raise their concerns about the conduct of the investigation and to affirm their support for their teacher. [sources 2, 3,4]

April 20, 2021
Closure of the investigation and submission of the report to the director

After reading it, she decided to maintain the suspension of Jérôme Pernoo, which was initially only announced for “the time of the investigation.” »[sources 2, 3]

April 26, 2021
Collective email of all students from Jérôme Pernoo to Émilie Delorme, director of the Conservatoire

expressing their persistent concerns after the meeting of April 9 (in particular regarding the interview reports and the incriminating investigation).

June 8, 2021
Article from Médiapart

First publication in the press of the name of Jérôme PERNOO, this affair having already been mentioned in Diapason and on the site Classic but not has-been, without his name being mentioned. Strong media coverage of the affair will follow. [source 5]

June 22, 2021
Consultative Commission

gathered in disciplinary council at the Ministry of Culture [sources 4, 6]

July 16, 2021
Reinstatement of Jérôme Pernoo to the CNSMDP and dismissal project

The legal deadline for the suspension order having reached its end without a decision having been taken by the management of the Conservatory, Jérôme Pernoo is reinstated.[sources 6, 7, 8]

Sep 7, 2021
Abandonment of the dismissal project and one-year exclusion

Letter of sanction notifying the temporary exclusion from his duties for a period of one year with withholding of salary, "taking into account the identified failures to demonstrate the exemplary nature required of a teacher." [sources 9, 10]

October 2, 2021
The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, launches an investigation into her services

This report from the IGAC (General Inspection of Cultural Affairs) has never been made public to date.

[sourthis 11]

Dec 7 2021
The Administrative Court, in summary proceedings, rules in favor of Jérôme Pernoo against the CNSMDP 

The Administrative Court rules in summary proceedings against the decision of the director of the CNSMDP and orders the Conservatory to pay the sum of €2,000 to Jérôme Pernoo.[sources 12, 13, 14]

Dec 13 2021
New suspension of Jérôme Pernoo

A press release from the CNSMDP specifies that Jérôme Pernoo is reinstated in the CNSMDP, but suspended again in order to carry out a second internal investigation. [sources 15, 16]

April 8, 2022
One month extension of the suspension
April 13, 2022

The Administrative Court will judge this extension illegal during the trial on October 12, 2022. [source 17]

Joint Consultative Commission

gathered for the second time in disciplinary training

vote in favor of the the dismissal of Mr. Pernoo [source 17]

May 11, 2022
Dismissal without notice or compensation of Jérôme Pernoo

Jérôme Pernoo once again files an appeal against this decision in excess of his powers with the Paris Administrative Court. [source 18]

June 17, 2022
Second summary trial

All the students in Jérôme Pernoo's class are voluntarily intervening with the Paris Administrative Court. [source 19]

June 22, 2022
The Court rules in favor of Jérôme Pernoo for the second time

Émilie Delorme's decision regarding the dismissal of Jérôme Pernoo is suspended. The Conservatory is once again ordered to pay the sum of €2,000 to Jérôme Pernoo. [sources 20, 21]

Nov 2, 2022
The trial vindicates the CNSMDP and confirms the dismissal of Jérôme Pernoo

Jérôme Pernoo will appeal this decision to the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal. [source 22]

Dec 7 2022
Jérôme Pernoo is summoned to the Minor Protection Brigade
Dec 9 2022
End of preliminary investigation

Following custody, the Public Prosecutor decides to refer the case to the Criminal Court without indictment or judicial investigation. [source 23]

Dec 23 2022
Opening of a new preliminary investigation

following an about-face by a former student of Jérôme Pernoo, claiming that his previous statements were false. According to Diapason, he had previously testified vigorously and publicly in his favor during the two administrative investigations, and in public on social networks [source10]

March 15, 2023
France Musique and RTBF make public the name of the complainant. 

[sources 24, 25]

May 26, 2023
Hearing at the 15th Criminal Chamber of the Paris Court

After thirteen hours of debate, Me Chirine Heydari, Jérôme Pernoo's lawyer, requests total acquittal on all the facts with which he is accused.

The Prosecutor requests two years in prison, one of which is suspended.

The judgment is reserved until September 26.

[source 26]

Sep 26, 2023
The Paris Criminal Court pronounces an acquittal of all the facts denounced by the former students of Jérôme Pernoo to the CNSMDP. 

On the civil action, the criminal court rejected the requests made by Angèle Legasa, Rafael Cumont-Vioque and Bruno Philippe due to the acquittals pronounced. [source 47]

Sep 26, 2023
The Paris Criminal Court judges the civil action of the Paris Conservatory to be inadmissible. 
[source 47]
Sep 26, 2023
The Paris Criminal Court pronounces a conviction for the assault denounced by Noé Natorp. 

The sentence handed down is one year's imprisonment, fully suspended. An additional sentence of prohibition on carrying out any activity with minors was imposed for a period of ten years. 

He ordered the payment of damages for Noé Natorp: €6,070 for material damage (psychological monitoring), €5,000 (out of €45,000 requested) for moral damage and €5,000 under article 475-1 of the criminal procedure code.

[source 47]


Appeal trial

on the decision of the Administrative Tribunal of November 2, 2023 confirming the dismissal of Jérôme Pernoo

[sourthis 22]

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