Laetitia Avia accused of homophobia and racism wants to file a complaint
Laetitia Avia, LREM deputy from Paris. AFP / Bertrand Guay
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Questioned by Médiapart for remarks deemed sexist, homophobic and racist, the deputy LREM Laetitia Avia, at the origin of the text against online hatred, announced that she was going to lay a defamation complaint, speaking "of false accusations "And" manipulation ".
It is one of the voices of macronia in the Assembly and in the media. Spokesperson for Emmanuel Macron's party, Laetitia Avia has made the fight against discrimination one of its fights. And it defended this Wednesday its bill against hate content on the internet, which was then finally adopted by a vote of the Assembly.
A profile far removed from the testimonies collected by Médiapart. The online information site interviewed five of its ex-parliamentary assistants who are drawing up a depiction.
The member for Paris is accused of having made sexist, racist and homophobic comments in private. In support, the site publishes screenshots of telephone conversations. His employees also report physical mockery, humiliation, daily harassment and an excessive workload.
On Twitter, Laetitia Avia refutes these accusations and denounces " relentlessness, manipulation ", intended to harm him. Already pinned down for an altercation with a taxi driver three years ago and accused of having wanted to prevent a collaborator from teleworking during confinement, her fate is now in the hands of the Assembly ethics officer.
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