The Secretary of State for Development, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, is the subject of a third complaint for violence without incapacity for work by a person responsible for a public service mission.
The gynecologist and Secretary of State for Development, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, is the subject of a third complaint for violence without incapacity for work by a person responsible for a public service mission, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, requested Friday by AFP. The complaint was filed Thursday, according to the same source, confirming information from “Daily”.
The TMC channel’s program collected the testimony of this patient, who says she suffered “gynecological violence” during an appointment in 2018 with Chrysoula Zacharopoulou to treat her endometriosis. The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on May 27 after the filing of two rape complaints against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou. According to the weekly Marianne, which revealed the case, the charges were allegedly committed in the context of her profession as a gynecologist.
The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP).
Zacharopoulou told Borne “that she was very surprised, even shocked, that we could question her medical practice”
Elected MEP in 2019 on the Renaissance list, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, 46, was appointed Secretary of State last month.
The previous government had entrusted her with a mission last year on the subject of endometriosis, a subject on which she has been committed for years. Its report was submitted in January to the Elysée. Thursday evening on LCI, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne indicated that Chrysoula Zacharopoulou “told her that she was very surprised, even shocked, that we could question her medical practice”.
“But I think the complaints are filed, justice will do its job” and its secretary of state “will have the opportunity to explain”, continued the tenant of Matignon. She described as “an important debate” that “of consent when doing examinations”.