The committee against sexual violence of La France insoumise defended Thursday the deputy Eric Coquerel, elected president of the finance committee of the National Assembly, against “rumors about his behavior with women”, ensuring that he had never received report about it.
“For several weeks, the deputy Eric Coquerel has been the object of attacks on social networks bearing suspicion on his behavior towards women”, “attacks which have amplified today following his election as chairman of the finance committee “, writes the committee against gender-based and sexual violence in a press release.
No official report
But “our committee has never received any report concerning the deputy Eric Coquerel, for any reason whatsoever”, adds the body, which claims to be autonomous from the political direction of LFI.
If he is “available to listen to women and receive their testimonies”, he “deplores the circulation of rumors not based on any concrete element and having the sole effect of casting suspicion on a person”.