The President of France Emmanuel macron was supported by 62-year-old Minister of the environment Nicolas Hulot, is accused of raping a 17-year-old granddaughter of a famous French politician, saying that he did not intend to fire him – contrary to the opinion of the Prosecutor’s office.
About it writes on Thursday, February 8, British tabloid the Daily Mail.
The article notes that to date, already two members of the Cabinet of France are under threat in prison on charges of rape. The second of them is 35-year-old Finance Minister Gerald Darmanin, who is charged with assault on a married woman – the former «call girl».
Both policies strongly denied his guilt, said in this article. In interview to TV channel BFM TV Hulot said: «I’m afraid rumors and not afraid of the truth, and I hate sexist behavior in the style of macho».
He also explains that the girl, who accused him of rape, was in 1997, an adult, and their romance has evolved by mutual consent. A complaint to the police, she filed in 2008, and investigators have not found in this episode of fault of the Minister. He stressed that the news of his adultery was a blow for his wife, but today this trouble in the past.
Assistant Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in an interview with reporters: «In agreement with the President clearly established point of law that States: no indictment – no need for resignation»