Julien Bayou stepped back from the co-presidency of the EELV group at the meeting. The day before, his colleague Sandrine Rousseau had mentioned inappropriate behavior towards his ex-companion and other potential victims.
Franceinfo reports, from parliamentary sources, that Julien Bayou withdrew from the co-presidency of the environmental group in the National Assembly on September 20 after a meeting of elected officials from the party. This withdrawal will last the time of the investigation of the Cell of investigation and sanction on the harassment and the sexual and sexist violence of the party, which had been seized by his ex-companion. “When they are brought to its attention, EELV will follow the recommendations of the cell,” the party said in a statement. posted on Twitter September 20.
Sandrine Rousseau, invited to “C à vous” on France 5 on the evening of September 19 to discuss the Quatennens case, had accused Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, of “behaviour likely to break the moral health of women”. She said that she “received a long time” at home a “very depressed” ex-girlfriend of Julien Bayou. The MP assured that “they are obviously several” to be concerned by these behaviors, referring to an “ongoing journalistic investigation”.
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The environmental group in the National Assembly had to devote a long part of its back-to-school meeting behind closed doors on September 20 to discuss the case of Julien Bayou, no less than its co-president. “The investigation and sanction unit against sexual and gender-based violence was seized this summer and is doing its job”, announced to AFP the number 2 of EELV, elected to the National Assembly Sandra Regol. “Among ecologists we avoid no questions,” she added to stand out from the Insoumis, embarrassed by the Quattenens affair. According to him, Julien Bayou was already observing a period of withdrawal pending the conclusions of the internal cell. He nevertheless delivered the back-to-school speech and then held a press briefing at the party’s summer days in Grenoble at the end of August.
Sandrine Rousseau’s statements about her colleague come as EELV’s allied party, La France insoumise, is embroiled in the Quatennens affair, who admitted having slapped his wife in a press release. This new case has revived within LFI the difficult internal management of the cases of Eric Coquerel and Taha Bouhafs, accused of sexual violence.
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