- Former Adidas proprietor Bernard Tapie and his spouse Dominique had been attacked at residence by burglars.
- Tapie was hit over the top and Dominique was pulled by the hair, BBC Information stories.
- Dominique was capable of escape and name for assist.
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French enterprise tycoon, former politician, and one-time prisoner Bernard Tapie was tied up and bodily assaulted by masked thieves who stole jewelry from his residence in Combs-la-Ville, close to Paris, BBC Information and The Impartial stories.
The previous Adidas proprietor, 78, and his spouse Dominique, 70, had been asleep when 4 males made their well past the safety guards undetected by climbing a porch and coming into the property by the primary ground window, in accordance with The Impartial. The incident occurred in a single day on Saturday.
The intruders tied the couple up with electrical cords, hit Tapie over the top with a membership, and hit Dominique a number of instances.
They pulled Dominique by the hair as a result of “as a result of they needed to know the place the treasure was,” Man Geoffroy, the mayor of Combs-La-Ville, instructed AFP.
“However in fact there was no treasure, and the truth that they did not discover it made the violence solely worse,” he added.
The lads reportedly stole two watches, together with a Rolex, earrings, bracelets, and a hoop.
Dominique was capable of free herself and ran to a neighbour’s residence, the place she referred to as the police. She was taken to hospital for her accidents, and is “doing nicely,” her grandson Rodolphe Tapie instructed BBC Information.
Tapie, in the meantime, reportedly refused to go to the hospital for his accidents.
“He’s shattered, very drained,” Rodolphe mentioned of his situation.
Tapie, usually described within the media as a flamboyant character, grew to become identified for getting up and serving to to revive bankrupted firms by the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. He additionally dabbled in showbusiness and politics.
He owned the Olympique Marseille soccer staff and gained a seat in French parliament in 1989 throughout Francois Mitterrand’s presidency.
He purchased an 80% stake in Adidas in 1990, when the sportswear agency had misplaced market share, earlier than promoting his share three years late to turn out to be a cupboard minister.
He was declared bankrupt in 1995 and went to jail for a number of months after being discovered responsible of corruption and fraud.