JOEL SAGET / AFPRaquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière, both elected NUPES deputies (rebellious France)POLITICS – “Everything is false”. In the wake of an article published by Le Point, Alexis Corbière and Raquel Garrido, deputies of the NUPES for insubordinate France, published a press release this Wednesday, June 22 to denounce “a bunch of lies” against them. They also announce that they are filing a defamation complaint. In this article, the weekly affirms that the couple employs an Algerian housekeeper without papers and this, in conditions worthy of Thénardiers. Controlled in an irregular situation by the police “while she was walking the youngest of the couple”, this woman explained “working day and night both at the home of the two parliamentarians in Bagnolet but also in a Parisian accommodation where their children are taken in charge in order to be educated in the capital”, assures Le Point, citing police sources. Still according to the weekly, the couple would impose “hellish rates” on this young woman, who would also be paid with a slingshot. The couple would also have dangled to this cleaning lady the regularization of her situation in the event of victory of the NUPES in the legislative elections, which would have led to the appointment of Jean-Luc Mélenchon at Matignon. “It’s false” A promise of an administrative boost that the couple would have used, still according to Le Point, as a means of pressure on the young woman, to impose her conditions. Information totally denied by those concerned. “Journalist Aziz Zemouri, who has been convicted of defamation, charges us with the following facts, which are all false”, write the two elected officials, before going into details. “We have been working for a year, day and night, as a woman housekeeper, a 36-year-old Algerian lady with no papers. It’s wrong. This person would walk our youngest child. It’s wrong. We would have accommodation in Paris. It’s wrong. Our children would be educated in Paris. It’s wrong. We would have promised papers to this person. It’s wrong. We would have had exchanges by email and SMS with this person. This is false,” they write. “We are counting on justice to find out who is behind this new slander operation”, continue Alexis Corbière and Raquel Garrido, while the article provokes an uproar on social networks. After this denial, the implicated journalist published a screenshot that would attest to the SMS conversation he cites in his article. In The Point, Raquel Garrido also ensures that the couple has never recruited people in irregular situations. “We haven’t had a housekeeper for years. Help was only recruited during election campaigns. Each time with people with papers, and of course with the related Urssaf declarations”, she explained. See also on The HuffPost: A government of national unity? The opposition is already saying no
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