Freshly appointed Minister of Solidarity, Damien Abad is the subject of rape charges. Franceinfo gave the floor to one of the complainants, who gave damning testimony about the deputy on Monday May 23, 2022.
Former president of the group of deputies Les Républicains within the National AssemblyDamien Abad finally allied himself with the presidential majority, following the re-election of Emmanuel Macron for a new 5-year term as head of the country. He was thus appointed Minister of Solidarity within the government set up by the new Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne. However, the appointment of Damien Abad was quickly marred by accusations of rape brought against him. One of the two complainants, who lodged a complaint against the deputy, spoke at the microphone of franceinfo Monday, May 23, 2022.
“What I hope is that the press release of this case prevents other victims, allow other possible victims to speakof the victims of Damien Abad just like victims, other people“said this 35-year-old former centrist activist by the name of Margaux. The facts described by the accuser of Damien Abad date back to 2011, when she was only 24 years old. She would have lived with the deputy a sexual relationship marked “disrespect, injunction and insistence“. The complainant also claims to have tried to put an end to this report with “implied” and avoidance, before undergoing forced anal penetrationdespite his so pronounced refusal “affirmed” and “Many times“.
Rape charges: Damien Abad defends himself by invoking his disability
“I filed a complaint at the police station a year after the events, but I did not manage to sign and go through with it. If I managed to do it six years later, it’s because Damien Abad was omnipresent in the media and I could no longer bear to see him, to suffer from it and that he was not worried in any way“, explained the one who accuses Damien Abad of rape. Heard by the police, the deputy disputed the accusations of the complainant by evoking his handicap, which makes rape impossible according to him. “I have always been discreet about this handicap, about the constraints it imposes on me, on how it limits my daily movements and gestures“, he specified. Margaux’s complaint was finally dismissed. “There are shortcomings. Me, I have some of my relatives who have been auditioned. And he, no. I had a forensic examination and he who claims that he cannot, because of his disability, do what he did, did not have an examination“, underlined the complainant.
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