The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher contacted the public prosecutor this Friday, February 9 after the accusations of blackmail with the “sex tape”.
The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher announced “to make a report to the public prosecutor” after the publication by Le Canard chainé of an article on accusations of “sextape” blackmail involving “a senator”, we learned AFP this Friday February 9 at his office.
“It is now up to the courts to take up the facts in question,” indicated the presidency of the Senate.
According to the article in Le Canard Enchainé, a Senate doctor, who is contesting his dismissal, has in fact brought to the attention of management the existence of an intimate video involving “a senator”.
This “sex tape” would have become, again according to the weekly, “a means of pressure” used by a “medical assistant”.
A dismissal “without any link” with the “sex tape”
This Friday morning, the doctor in question sent a letter to all the senators in which he returned to the matter, affirming that he was going to pursue a “litigious appeal for unfair dismissal”, according to his letter consulted by AFP.
He also explains that a medical assistant “boasted of holding compromising elements from her lover”, a man he presents as “an authority of the Senate”, in order to “retain a lever of pressure”. Elements that he says he reported to the management of the upper house.
According to a high-ranking source from the High Assembly, “the dismissal of the Senate doctor is, however, completely unrelated to the recordings mentioned in the article in Le Canard chainé”, but “the making and dissemination of the video recordings that the doctor indicated to have in his possession are likely to receive a criminal qualification”.
“A parallel activity”
An internal investigation carried out after reports from this doctor on the functioning of the medical office revealed, according to the same source, “that the doctor had chosen to practice, without informing his superiors, a professional activity in parallel with his duties yet exercised full-time in the Senate.
“This parallel activity seriously compromised the proper functioning of the medical office and the administrative team” and the doctor “was therefore the subject of dismissal from February 15 for this reason,” we further said. explain.
On Friday, the environmental group urged the President of the Senate to take legal action so that “all transparency can be made on this matter”, denouncing the “opacity” internally in the upper house.
The presidency of the Senate confirmed that Gérard Larcher’s report was made under article 40 of the code of criminal procedure, which requires public officials to report potential offenses of which they are aware.