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Secretary of State Chrysoula Zacharopoulou targeted by a third complaint

The sky darkens a little more above the head of the Secretary of State for Development, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou. The gynecologist is indeed the subject of a third complaint for violence without incapacity for work by a person responsible for a public service mission, indicates this Friday the Paris prosecutor’s office, requested by AFP.

The complaint was filed Thursday, according to the same source, confirming information from Daily. The TMC program collected the testimony of a patient who says she suffered “gynecological violence” during an appointment in 2018 with Chrysoula Zacharopoulou to treat her endometriosis.

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou: after two complaints of rape, the Secretary of State and gynecologist is the subject of a third complaint from a former patient and we were able to collect her testimony. pic.twitter.com/neZVxvPodQ
— Daily (@Qofficiel) June 23, 2022

Already two rape complaints

The Paris prosecutor’s office had opened an investigation on May 27 after the filing of two rape complaints against against the member of the government. According Marianne, who revealed the case, the alleged acts were allegedly committed in the context of his profession as a gynecologist. The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP).

Elected MEP in 2019 on the Renaissance list, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, 46, was appointed Secretary of State last month. The previous government entrusted him with a mission last year on the subject of endometriosis​, a subject she has been engaged in for years. Its report was submitted in January to the Elysée.

“She will have the opportunity to explain herself”

Thursday evening on LCI, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, indicated that Chrysoula Zacharopoulou “told her that she was very surprised or even shocked that we could question her medical practice”. “But I think that the complaints are filed, justice will do its job”, and its secretary of state “will have the opportunity to explain”, continued the tenant of Matignon.

She described as “an important debate” that of “consent when doing exams”.

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