Taha Bouhafs, two months after his withdrawal form the legislative elections defends himself. The journalist criticized Jean-Luc Melenchon's party in an open letter addressed to La France Insoumise, published on social media Tuesday. He was accused of not allowing him to respond to sexual violence accusations.
The journalist, who was then a candidate in the Rhone legislative elections, withdrew his candidature on May 10, citing "racism" and "unprecedented attack" by macronists, part of the right, and the left. LFI informed him the next day that an investigation was being opened by the internal committee for monitoring the sexual violence. Taha Bouhafs stated in an open letter that he had "never been confronted" with the accusations. This was either before or after the publication by the media of the true reason for his withdrawal. This is contrary to the original announcements made by LFI.
No investigation, no checks, no confrontation
Clementine Autain was also pinged by him. She collected testimony against him and asked him to quit his candidacy. Taha Bouhafs reports that Clementine Autain stated that the process does not need to end as I would withdraw myself. It was at her request that she withdrew so that the process proceeds peacefully. "I learned that there won't be any investigation, checks or confrontation. Taha eliminated. The case has been settled. The journalist indignantly stated, "Move around, there's not much to see."
Clementine Autain is also accused by Taha Bouhafs of pushing him to conceal the true reasons for his withdrawal. After expressing his reluctance, the doctor finally accepted him so that the procedure could proceed "serenely".
"After a long period in silence and several internal reminders, i am returning to you with this mail to request you for a fair-and-equitable procedure in which you could find out what exactly I am being charged of," writes Tahabouhafs. Solicited by AFP. La France insoumise indicated that it would react but did not follow up on Tuesday afternoon.
The ex-activist Sophie Tissier, a rebellious ex, accused of sexual harassment against Eric Coquerel, was the latest rumor to be brought to the attention of the movement. Eric Coquerel was defended by the Insoumis, but an internal investigation has been opened and Sophie Tissier filed a complaint to the courts.