"We are in the process (in the Adrien Quatennens and Julien Bayou cases) of creating a private law justice which makes absolutely no sense", warned the Keeper of the Seals during a press conference at his ministry.

"It's extraordinarily dangerous (...) some are being devoured by a monster they helped create," lamented the former lawyer.

"The liberation of women's speech yes, even through social networks," said Mr. Dupond-Moretti.

"However, social networks cannot be the only unfiltered receptacle of this speech and justice must intervene".

"There is no code of ethics put in place by this or that party. There is justice and there is a penal code", recalled the minister, qualifying his intervention as a "rant".

“We are fed up with this stuff (…) Justice is an institution that cannot be set aside. I am attached to the word of the victims, I am attached to the presumption of innocence, I am attached to a certain number of great principles that our civilized society has taken millennia to develop”, he added, “justice is our social pact and cannot be misguided”.

Accused of psychological violence against an ex-companion, the boss of the Greens Julien Bayou left his functions on Monday, considering himself trapped by an "untenable" situation in which he cannot, according to him, assert his defense.

No complaint has been filed, nor any judicial investigation opened in this case, revealed in July when the internal cell of EELV on violence and sexual harassment was seized.

Before him, it was LFI deputy Adrien Quatennens who announced that he was stepping back from his role as party coordinator and from his parliamentary work after acknowledging domestic violence that led to the filing of a handrail by his wife.

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