Christophe Girard accused of rape : Anne Hidalgo reacts to the opening of an investigation

If the resignation of his deputy to the Culture had “whereas” in a first time, Anne Hidalgo, has finally reacted to the opening of an investigation regarding the accusations of rape aimed Christophe Girard. His speech has changed somewhat.

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Last July, Christophe Girard, deputy culture Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, resigned after being heard in the matter of Gabriel Matzneff. Its possible involvement in the allegations made against the writer had raised a wave of protest, forcing him to leave his post. A decision that had to react, Anne Hidalgo : “I am whereas. In what democracy do we live where the law is trampled by the rumor, and generalizations, and the suspicion ? All my support to my friend Christophe Girard “, she wrote on Twitter. But the charges to which his ex-assistant for this Sunday, August 16, seem to have changed that. Aniss Hmaïd, a man of 46 years, told the New York Times that the policy had, in his teens, forced “twenty times” to have sex with him : “He took advantage of my youth, of my young age and all of it for his sexual pleasures. Today, I consider myself as a scorched earth “. If Christophe Girard has denied the facts, the prosecutor decided to open an investigation for rape.

Anne Hidalgo welcomed the opening of the investigation

After having taken the defence of ” his friend “, Anne Hidalgo was finally satisfied that the Justice do its work : “I am satisfied with the preliminary inquiry, which will open and allow the victim to express themselves, to participate in the manifestation of the truth, given the gravity of the facts alleged against Christophe Girard, she started on Twitter. As the Mayor of Paris and a feminist activist for equal rights, I reiterate my support for all victims of rape and sexual assault and am always by their side. I believe in the rule of law and have confidence in the justice of my country, and hope that this investigation went smoothly, so that the legal truth is established “. A message that is hard to put across to people. According to them, these words delivered by Anne Hidalgo will not erase the “past attitudes” and for the support that she was able to bring him these past weeks…

I have met the preliminary inquiry, which will open and allow the victim to express themselves, to participate in the manifestation of the truth, given the gravity of the facts alleged against Christophe Girard. 1/3

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) August 18, 2020

As the Mayor of Paris and a feminist activist for equal rights, I reiterate my unwavering support to all victims of rape and sexual assault and am always by their side. 2/3

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) August 18, 2020

I believe in the rule of law and have confidence in the justice of my country and hope that this investigation went smoothly, so that the legal truth is established. 3/3

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) August 18, 2020