During a visit to Gaillac (Tarn), this Thursday, June 9, Emmanuel Macron was challenged by a young woman over two ministers who were accused of rape. Why do you put men in charge the state that are accused of rape or violence against women? This one was launched in her twenties during a presidential walkabout.
The head of state stopped the procession, and got out of his car to meet several residents behind a barrier.
The liberation from speech. "I accompanied her, and I will continue to follow her, to protect. He replied, "But at the same time, you must have a presumed innocence to function in society." Then, he heard screams of "liar", and "you are abominable". The head of state continued to shake hands. "How are you? ", "How are you? He inquired about the residents.
Gerald Darmanin was the Minister of Interior. The case had been first dismissed and then relaunched by the prosecution. At the beginning of 2022, the prosecution asked for dismissal. Following a letter from the Observatory for sexist sexual violence, an organization created in February in the wake the MeToo movement, Damien Abad, newly appointed Minister of Solidarity is now accused of sexual violence.
The Paris prosecutor's office didn't open a preliminary investigation in this case because it did not have the "elements" to identify the victim of the accusations. Just after Damien Abad's appointment, the accusations against him rekindled the anger of feminist organizations, already upset by the allegations against Gerald Darmanin.
This scandal weighed on Emmanuel Macron's first five-year term. However, the Head of State made equality between men & women a priority for his second five-year term. The opposition and feminist groups immediately called for the resignations of the Minister of Solidarity. They had demonstrated in Paris at the request of the Observatory to denounce the "government of shame".