Europe 1 with AFP 12:51 p.m., May 22, 2022

Damien Abad "contests with the greatest force" the accusations of sexual violence against him, said the Minister of Solidarity in a statement released by AFP after the publication of an article by Mediapart.

The new Minister of Solidarity Damien Abad "contests with the greatest force" the "accusations of sexual violence" against him, he said Sunday in a statement sent to AFP, after an article by Mediapart reporting on charges of rape.

According to Mediapart, two women, whose testimony the newspaper collected, accuse Damien Abad of rape in 2010 and 2011, and a report for alleged acts of rape was sent to LREM and LR by the Observatory of sexist and sexual violence in Politics.