The centrist elected official who accuses the Minister of Solidarity, Damien Abad, of having tried to rape her in 2010, is filing a complaint, announced her lawyer Raphaële Bialkiewicz to franceinfo on Monday, confirming information from Mediapart. This complaint is “currently being analyzed”, the Paris prosecutor’s office told AFP. Damien Abad will file a complaint for slanderous denunciation The Minister of Solidarity is accused of rape or attempted rape by three women. Charges he denies. Damien Abad has also announced that he will file a complaint in turn for slanderous denunciation, in the face of “false accusations”. “Once again, I strongly contest any accusation of attempted rape or sexual assault,” he said in a written statement sent to the press. “I will not leave these false and outrageous accusations unanswered. From that day, I asked my lawyers to file a complaint for slanderous denunciation,” he added. An assault at a party at the home of Damien Abad According to the complainant’s lawyer, who confided in franceinfo, the facts occurred in the first half of 2010, during a party at the Parisian home of Damien Abad. Master Bialkiewicz reports that his client saw “dirt” at the bottom of the glass that the latter had just offered her. She thought it was cigarette ash, so she rushed to the bathroom to spit out the sip she had just taken. The lawyer continues her story: the complainant explained to her that she then found herself face to face with Damien Abad, who then pushed her into a room with a bench or a bed. He gave her an armbar to push her head towards his crotch. It was then that Damien Abad tried to force oral sex on her. The complainant told her lawyer that she resisted, defended herself and punched him in the stomach. According to her, the respondent began to whine and asked her why she refused to sleep with him. It’s not my fault, I’m disabled and you have big breasts” Me Bialkiewicz explains that his client then managed to get out of this room. According to Raphaële Bialkiewicz, Damien Abad began to make advances to his client at from the moment he was elected Member of the European Parliament. She reports that he offered her one-on-one evening visits to the parliament, and that the latter declined these invitations. Her client also told her that he rubbed at her chest as soon as he passed her, saying “it’s not my fault, I’m disabled and you have big breasts. She also reports that the chosen one went “a step further” during a wedding, organized at the end of July 2010. The plaintiff, according to her, accepted that he be a few seconds at her side on the dance floor but Damien Abad became very insistent and rude, according to her testimony. June 20 by Le Monde, nearly 200 women, elected officials, journalists, feminists, artists, had demanded the resignation of the minister.
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