This is a reversal of the situation quite unexpected. In February 2018, a resident of the Town filed a complaint against Gérald Darmanin for " abuse of weakness ". This woman said "that they felt obliged" to have sex with the current minister of the Interior in exchange for which he obtained housing and employment. The facts date back to 2015, when Gérald Darmanin was mayor of the town in the north. The case had been closed without investigation by the justice.
After hearing that the association Provide a feminist was entered on July 21, the prosecutor of Lille to revive the case and to denounce acts of " traffic of influence ", the complainant would have sent text messages of support to Gérald Darmanin, as shown in the JDD. And, through these messages, there is a change in the discourse in relation to the accusations that the inhabitant of the Town was there for a further two years.
"I find it shameful that we can accuse wrongly"
After you have got wind of the news on the radio, it has to send a first SMS to the tenant of the place Beauvau. "For me, there is no abuse of power and traffic of influence ", she assured with him. Two days after their first exchange, the resident of the Town contacted again Gérald Darmanin, this time to denounce the accusations to which it is currently subject. "I find it shameful that we can acknowledge to be wrong," she wrote, before asserting : "And I'll add that you are not a rapist. Me, I know what it is, a rapist, in 2003 I almost got raped, I escaped. "
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At the time of the closing, the complainant had received detailed explanations on the part of the floor of Lille. "The investigations and hearings are conducted, including the respondent, does not allow to characterize in all its constituent elements, material as intentional, any other crime or offence ", had indicated to the prosecutor.