Laura Laplaud 8:33 a.m., May 25, 2022

Cornered from all sides, Damien Abad says he is innocent and assures that he will not resign.

The new Minister of Solidarity again defended himself, Monday evening, from any sexual assault.

For Jean-Pierre Raffarin, guest of Europe Matin on Wednesday, "as long as there is no legal procedure, you should not resign."

The new Minister of Solidarity, Damien Abad, accused of rape by two women, defended himself publicly on Monday afternoon and ruled out resigning.

A case that seriously poisons the beginnings of the new government composed by Elisabeth Borne, three weeks before the legislative elections.

"For the moment the rule of law is the presumption of innocence," launched the former Prime Minister, now president of the Foundation for Foresight and Innovation, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, on Europe 1 on Wednesday.

“As long as there is no legal procedure, one should not resign,” he continued.

Guest of Europe Matin on Tuesday, Xavier Bertrand had told him that the Head of State as well as Élisabeth Borne knew.

They "appointed him knowingly," he said.

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