The 54-year-old kissed the young woman on the breast after she refused he embrace her, prompting calls for his prosecution amid a series of recent damning revelations of sexual assault and harassment by both TV personalities and politicians in France.
François Hollande was speaking after three sports champions, five film crew and two pilots died in a helicopter collision while filming in Argentina.
High-end English-language programming with French backers has quietly become de rigueur in Hollywood.
The popular presenter Harry Roselmack claims the recent monkey jibes against the justice minister made him feel 'reduced to my negro condition’.
The expert was found guilty of defamation after accusing state television network of staging video depicting boy being killed in Gaza.
President François Hollande will appear on television Sunday to present his policy agenda, eager to stem slumping ratings and image of inertia.
Fifty years ago a beach ball-sized satellite carried the first live television images across the Atlantic, starting a new era of global communications.