Laura, aged 18, a resident of Gaillac in Tarn, was surprised to receive visits from several gendarmes at her high school on the day of an exchange with Emmanuel Macron. They were there to discuss the allegations of rape against two ministers of the Tarn government, Damien Abad and Gerald Darmanin. The first had been the subject a rape complaint that was first dismissed and then relaunched, and the prosecution asked for dismissal in early 2022).
On the side of the road she launched with her friends while the president was leaving Gaillac Gendarmerie with Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin. You also put men accused of rape or violence against women at the head of state. What is the reason? "Emmanuel Macron briefly answered the question before he left.
She said that she was at the Parisien when the assistant principal arrived to get her to speak to me. She also asked me to talk to the gendarmes outside of class.
First, they are concerned about whether she will file a complaint. She had confessed to the Head of State that she was the victim of sexual assault in RER four years back, while she was addressing the Head of State. "We quickly reached the exchange with Emmanuel Macron. They asked me what I wanted, and I replied that I wanted to ask them such and so questions. The gendarme said that it was impossible. His colleague said that if I wanted to question President of the Republic, I would have to go through hierarchical channels by writing to Elysee. This "assures" the young woman on daily basis. The discussion lasted ten minute and was described as "ambiguous" close to "intimidation".
The Tarn gendarmerie issued a Facebook press release in which they apologized to the student. She claims that she only took into consideration the victim and offered him support, help or relay to meet with the associations. He was referred to the local authorities.
Laura Barbuto, the commander of Gaillac's gendarmerie, was interrogated by "Le Parisien", and Laura Barbuto stated that the arrest of Emmanuel Macron's high school student was not the purpose of their visit.
Laura was shocked to see the Gendarmes "showing up at the school" instead of at her home. She admitted that it was intimidating, but she trusted the "Parisian". "I am a feminist. Macron is not a person I disagree with. He did good in a difficult time with the health crisis. She also said that she was not happy with National Education on violence against women.