MEP Anne-Sophie Pelletier, excluded from the LFI group for harassment, broadcasts a defamation grievance | EUROtoday
MEP Anne-Sophie Pelletier, excluded on Monday by the delegation of European elected officers from La France insoumise (LFI) for harassment, introduced, Friday December 8 in a press launch, that she would file a grievance for aggravated defamation and denounce “undemocratic practices” get together.
Mme Pelletier, who realized “on reading the LFI press release” the explanations for his exclusion, “strongly contests the serious accusations brought against him”, it’s specified within the press launch despatched to Agence France-Presse by his lawyer, Sabrina Goldman. A grievance for aggravated public defamation with the creation of a civil get together shall be filed within the coming days on the Paris judicial court docket, added Mme Goldman.
The delegation of “rebellious” European deputies introduced on Monday that they had been excluding Anne-Sophie Pelletier as a consequence of a “harassing, inappropriate and aggressive behavior” in the direction of 13 parliamentary assistants since 2019.
Recalling that she was “totally cleared by the presidency of the European Parliament” November 16, 2021 “after an investigation by the institution’s anti-harassment committee”the press launch “denounces the undemocratic practices of La France insoumise”. He deplores the absence of“a contradictory debate which would have allowed her to respond to the unfounded accusations of which she is once again the victim”.
Similarities with the state of affairs of Raquel Garrido
“Anne-Sophie Pelletier believes that her ouster is linked to her choice to vote in favor of the European Parliament’s resolution of October 19 aimed at condemning Hamas after the October 7 attack against Israel, to which LFI was opposed. The MEP had already expressed her disagreement with the political line of La France insoumise on several occasions and had been pressured to comply with voting instructions without questioning them.says the press release.
Mme Pelletier sees similarities between her situation and that of the LFI deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis Raquel Garrido, sanctioned in November by her group in the National Assembly. He was accused of having harmed “for the good collective functioning of the parliamentary group” by “the dissemination of false information in the press” Or “the questioning and ad hominem denigration of several members of the group”. Mme Garrido was additionally accused of getting “humiliated employees” to the Assembly.
Raquel Garrido claims to have been sanctioned for having expressed her disagreement on “the way in which La France insoumise has been run for a year”.