The environmental group called on the President of the Senate on Friday to take legal action after accusations of sex tape blackmail involving “a senator”.
The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher announced “make a report to the public prosecutor” after publication by the Chained duck of an article on “sex tape” blackmail accusations involving “a senator”AFP learned on Friday from his office. “It is now up to the courts to take up the facts in question”, was indicated to the presidency of the Senate. According to the article in Chained ducka Senate doctor, who contests his dismissal, has in fact brought to the attention of management the existence of an intimate video involving “a senator”. This “sextape” would have become, still according to the weekly, “a mean of pression” used by a “medical assistant”.
Friday morning, the doctor in question sent a letter to all senators in which he returned to the matter, affirming that he was going to exercise a “contentious action for unfair dismissal”, according to his letter consulted by AFP. He also explains that a medical assistant “boasted of having compromising material from his lover”a man he presents as “an authority of the Senate”in order to “keep a pressure lever”. Elements that he says he reported to the management of the upper house.
Dismissal without connection
According to a high-ranking source from the High Assembly at AFP, “the dismissal of the Senate doctor is, however, completely unrelated to the recordings mentioned in the article in Le Canard aîné”but “the making and dissemination of the video recordings that the doctor indicated to have in his possession are likely to receive a criminal classification”.
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 functions 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 subject to dismissal from February 15 for this reason”we further explained.
On Friday, the environmental group urged the President of the Senate to take legal action so that “all transparency be made on this matter”denouncing “opacity” internally in the upper house. The presidency of the Senate confirmed to AFP 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.