GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP Implicated by Sandrine Rousseau in a case of violence against women, Julien Bayou, the national secretary of EELV, throws in the towel. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP Implicated by Sandrine Rousseau in a case of violence against women, Julien Bayou, the national secretary of EELV, throws in the towel. POLITICS – “It’s Kafka in the age of social networks”. Pushed out after accusations of moral harassment on an ex-companion, Julien Bayou announces that he is resigning from his post as national secretary of Europe Ecology the Greens (EELV). In a press release shared this Monday, September 26, the ecologist deputy from Paris evokes an “untenable situation” and a “deleterious context” which leads him to make this decision. He also adds that he is resigning “from the Presidency of the environmental group in the National Assembly”. Press release sent at 7:02 this morning. Julien #Bayou resigns from his duties as National Secretary of… https://t.co/AuiIxTIuyi — Anthony Lebbos (@AnthonyLebbos) See the tweet “I am accused of facts which are not presented to me, of which my accusers-ices say that they are not criminally reprehensible, and which I cannot therefore defend myself since they refuse to hear me, ”explained Julien Bayou, specifying that he will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. this Monday. “It’s Kafka in the age of social networks”, also reacted the one who is now the ex-number one of the Greens, in a letter addressed to the militants. Accused of psychological violence by an ex-companion, Julien Bayou had been implicated by the ecologist deputy Sandrine Rousseau on France 5 after the first echoes of this affair during the summer. She said that she “received for a long time” this “very depressed” woman and who even made a “suicide attempt” after “behavior likely to break the moral health of women”. Suspicions of sexist and sexual violence committed by Julien Bayou: we talk about it with @sandrousseau in… https://t.co/P8cwI06sHd — C to you (@cavousf5) See the tweet A testimony against the number one of the party who had to Moreover, he was urged to open an investigation by the “investigation and sanction unit against sexual and gender-based violence” of the environmentalist party. Way out “This situation is untenable and the deleterious context seems to prevent any discernment, at a time when society is rocking and seeking the point of balance for this so necessary feminist revolution”, added Julien Bayou, stressing that his decision “does not called into question” neither his mandate as a deputy nor his “present and future commitment”. The day before this resignation, it was Yannick Jadot, former EELV candidate for the 2022 presidential election who had pushed for him to be ousted from the head of the party. The MEP estimated on LCI that “for the serenity of the investigation and the investigative work that is carried out by the unit that we have set up”, he would be “of good intelligence, at the same time that he leaves his functions of co-president of the group in the National Assembly, and that we accelerate its withdrawal from the national secretariat of Europe ecology-The Greens”. 👉 #Bayou case: a resignation to come? 🗣️ @yjadot “I think that for the serenity of the listening cell, it is… https://t.co/AAUE7hn8id — LCI (@LCI) See the tweet Already suspended since September 20 from his duties as co-chair of the office of the environmental group in the Assembly, Julien Bayou pushes the environmental training a little further into the crisis, the day after the rejection by the Greens of an internal referendum to simplify the organization and adapt EELV to the “conquest of power”, which was supported by the party leadership. See also on The HuffPost: You cannot view this content because you have refused cookies associated with third-party content. If you wish to view this content, you can change your choices.