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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin scratches his head during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Des. 9 ,2020.

French Court Dismisses Rape Case Against Interior Minister Darmanin - Reports

Urdu Point 24 Jan 2023
The case was opened in 2017 after Sophie Patterson-Spatz filed a lawsuit against Darmanin, accusing him of rape and abuse of trust back in 2009. According to Patterson-Spatz, she sought legal assistance from Darmanin, who at that time was a ...

French court dismisses rape case against interior minister

Anadolu Agency 24 Jan 2023
The lawsuit was filed by Sophie Spatz-Patterson alleging that Darmanin asked sexual favors from her in 2009, in exchange for intervening in a legal case, while he was working ...

French interior minister appears before judge with rape accuser

Gulf News 12 Mar 2021
Sophie Patterson-Spatz also accuses Darmanin, a rightwing stalwart of President Emmanuel Macron's government, of sexual harassment and abuse of power ... But Patterson-Spatz succeeded in having the case reopened last June, not least because she never had the chance to confront Darmanin directly in the presence of a judge.

Feminists Protest Appointment of French Interior Minister Darmanin, Who Was Accused of Rape - Video

Sputnik 10 Jul 2020
Earlier this week, Gerald Darmanin, the former budget minister, who was accused of raping Sophie Patterson-Spatz in 2009, was promoted to interior minister in a government reshuffle ... .

‘Slap in the face’: Protesters rally against Macron-backed new French interior minister accused of rape

Russia Today 10 Jul 2020
Women’s-rights activists took to the streets in Paris and other cities in France to decry the appointment of Gerald Darmanin as interior minister. Darmanin is subject to an ongoing rape investigation ... The minister strongly denies raping Sophie Patterson-Spatz in 2009 ... He insisted their sex was consensual and accused Patterson-Spatz of slander.

Sarkozy’s fingerprints smudge Macron’s new government line-up

The Irish Times 10 Jul 2020
“Has Macron caught the Sarkoronavirus?” asked the satirical Canard Enchaîné ... . because it’s in good hands now” ... Darmanin is accused of rape by Sophie Patterson-Spatz, who sought Darmanin’s help when he was head of legal services at the party in 2009 ... The case was dismissed, but Patterson-Spatz recently persuaded a judge to reopen the investigation ... .

Protest over Gérald Darmanin, Macron’s new minister under investigation for rape

The Times/The Sunday Times 08 Jul 2020
... interior minister comes after an appeal court ordered the police last month to reopen an investigation into allegations against him by Sophie Patterson-Spatz.

Gérald Darmanin: Macron backs new interior minister accused of rape

BBC News 07 Jul 2020
Sophie Patterson-Spatz accuses the new interior minister of raping her in 2009, when she worked as a project manager in the legal affairs department of the centre-right UMP party ... Ms Patterson-Spatz said she felt pressured into sex by Mr Darmanin after asking for his help to lift a suspended sentence for blackmail.
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