A vitriolic letter from a Senate doctor accuses the institution of favoritism and of being too opaque about its functioning.
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A compromising video, accusations of blackmail, a doctor who contests his dismissal and “opacity” of the Senate pointed out: Gérard Larcher, the president of the upper house, took legal action on Friday February 9 after the publication of an article from Chained duck concerning unot mysterious “sextape” involving “a senator”as well as accusations of blackmail.
At the Luxembourg Palace, the article entitled “The sex tape which panics the Senate” took more than one parliamentarian by surprise and the executives of the institution had until then remained silent. But Friday relaunched the issue. At the start of the morning, the 348 senators received a letter in their mailbox from the Senate doctor, of which AFP obtained a copy.
In three pages, this practitioner, employed for five years, contests his dismissal from February 15, multiplying the accusations against the “High administration” of the Senate which he accuses of “cabal” against him. But he also mentions the case of a medical assistant, recruited according to him “on the basis of false diplomas”. This would hold “compromising elements of her lover”presented as “an authority of the Senate”in order to “keep a pressure lever in case of possible difficulties”. In his letter to senators, the doctor clearly makes the link between his dismissal and this compromising video, which he says he reported to management.
An internal investigation against the doctor
In the afternoon, Gérard Larcher’s office announced that the latter had decided to “make a report to the public prosecutor”, considering that he “it is now up to the courts to take up the facts in question”.
According to a highly placed source at AFP, the dismissal is justified by the discovery of a “professional activity [exercée] in parallel with its functions” by the doctor of the Senate, an activity which “seriously compromised the proper functioning of the medical office and the administrative team.” An internal investigation had been carried out in recent weeks after reports from this doctor on the operating difficulties of the medical office.