French police have questioned prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan over allegations over rape and sexual assault. The women laid police complaints a year ago claiming that Mr Ramadan assaulted them in hotel rooms.
Mr Ramadan, 55, denies wrongdoing and is suing one of his accusers, Henda Ayari, a former radical Islamist who now heads a secular feminist group.
She alleges that Ramadan violently assaulted her in a Paris hotel room in 2012 following one of his lectures.
According to his official website, Ramadan is a scholar, president of think thank European Muslim Network in Brussels and director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha, Qatar.
The allegations emerged late a year ago and prompted Ramadan to take a leave of absence from his post at Oxford.
Ramadan said in a statement in November, after he took a leave of absence from the University of Oxford, when the first charges were made public: "Contrary to reports in the French-language press, I have taken leave of absence upon mutual agreement with Oxford University, which will permit me to devote my energies to my defence while respecting students' need for a calm academic environment". He is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna.
"It was the #BalanceTonPorc campaign that pushed me to reveal his name", she told the Parisien newspaper a year ago, in reference to France's version of the hashtag which means "Expose your pig".
She said Ramadan raped her in his hotel room, telling Le Parisien newspaper: "He choked me so hard that I thought I was going to die".
The writer and activist had described the attack in a 2016 book without naming Ramadan as the alleged attacker.
"These accusations are simply false, and betray all the ideals I have long strived for and believed in", he wrote.