In the middle of the presidential campaign, Yannick Jadot (EELV) puts a little more distance from Nicolas Hulot. The entourage of the environmental candidate demanded “solemnly” Tuesday the withdrawal of the legion of honor of the former star host and former minister. An announcement that comes after recent accusations of rape and sexual assault by several women against the former politician.
“This will not change the suffering, it will not erase the attacks, but it is a symbol that we owe to women,” said Mounir Satouri, Yannick Jadot’s campaign director to justify his request, when of a press conference.
Jadot’s campaign parasitized by the affair
Yannick Jadot had promised Monday “zero impunity” against “guys who think they are powerful” and force women, while his campaign is parasitized by the Hulot affair, pushing him to separate from one of his spokespersons , Matthieu Orphelin, close to the former minister. It is, according to the leaders of EELV, to allow him to conduct his communication freely, and to prevent Yannick Jadot’s campaign from being disrupted.
Mathieu Orphelin has repeatedly denied having been aware of the accusations of attacks against Nicolas Hulot, claiming that the former minister had “lied” to him. He also considered having served as a “fuse”, invoked “internal tensions”, and explained his departure by strategic “differences” in the campaign of Yannick Jadot.