Julien Bayou, focused by a criticism for “psychological violence”, withdraws from EELV | EUROtoday

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Julien Bayou quickly withdraws. The environmentalist deputy, former chief of Europe Écologie-Les Verts, introduced “withdrawal” from his get together and his group within the National Assembly to make sure his protection towards accusations of “psychological violence” from his ex- companion, Anaïs Leleux.

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The activist introduced on Wednesday March 6 that she had filed a criticism towards the environmentalist with the Paris public prosecutor. She denounces acts of “moral harassment” and “fraudulent abuse of a state of weakness”.

In a press launch despatched to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Julien Bayou declared “to take note” of this criticism which can, in line with him, enable him to “prove [son] innocence.” “I will no longer speak on their behalf during the investigation,” he added.

He also estimated, knowing his group and his party were “attached to the rule of law”: “I know that they will allow me to resume my place, both in the group and within the movement, once my innocence is definitively proven. »

A first withdrawal in 2022

Julien Bayou had already withdrawn in September 2022, even leaving the head of his party and his group, after the first revelations in this affair. At that time, Anaïs Leleux accused him of “breaking women”, leading to the opening of an investigation by Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV).READ ALSO Bayou Affair: “Hot girl” in the masculineHis group finally recorded the end of this withdrawal, in February 2023, putting an end to the investigation. But according to Anaïs Leleux, “ [sa] truth has not been told.” “I am not waiting for the condemnation of a man, but the condemnation of a system,” she says, hoping that this sequence will be “the feminist trial of the century”.

A complaint against

After these revelations on Wednesday, the environmentalist get together thought-about that the details testified by the alleged sufferer “are extremely serious and we take them very seriously. Listening to the words of women victims, encouraging them and acting accordingly, is our responsibility as a party.”