Saturday, January 16

Elisabeth Guigou gives up her mission on incest

PS deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis Elisabeth Guigou at the National Assembly on November 9, 2016. – Eric FEFERBERG / AFP

A few days after the opening of an investigation against Olivier Duhamel, accused of incest on one of his step-sons, Elisabeth Guigou announced on Wednesday that she was giving up chairing the independent commission on incest, after to have been cited among those close to Olivier Duhamel.

“The current climate does not allow me to conduct this mission with the necessary serenity. So I made the decision to hand over the baton and give up chairing this commission, ”she said in a written statement, affirming that she“ ignored all these years the extremely serious facts denounced by Camille Kouchner in her book “.

Olivier Duhamel terminated his functions

Last week, Olivier Duhamel, renowned political scientist, president of the National Foundation of Political Sciences (FNSP) and collaborator of the LCI channel and the radio Europe 1, was accused by his stepdaughter, Camille Kouchner, of having sexually assaulted his twin brother when they were teenagers, in his book The Big Family (Ed. Seuil).

These accusations led to the opening of an investigation for “rape and sexual assault” by the Paris prosecutor. At the same time, Olivier Duhamel resigned from all his functions.

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