Aurane Reihanian, the president of the Young Republicans, is accused by two women of sexual assault, according to information of Liberation and Progress. One has filed a complaint for acts that allegedly occurred in December 2018, but, to this day, not the second that the president of the Young Republicans would have tried to assault her in September 2017. In the latter case, a preliminary investigation was opened with the prosecutor's office of Chalon-sur-Saône.
in the Face of these accusations, some within The Republican call to resign. For its part, the pupil of Laurent Wauquiez speaks of "facts libelous" and feels condemned in the public square in defiance of the presumption of innocence. Maintenance.
The Point : as An activist you are accused in the press of attempted sexual assault. What is your reaction ?
Aurane Reihanian : I do not wish my worst enemy to experience what I endured today. There are my personal suffering which is added to that of my loved ones, my family. As everyone can imagine what it means to be wrongly accused and, in my case, without complaint.
What I reproach is false and libelous. However, in the era of the tribunal in the media, a simple tweet or a news article may be sufficient to throw discredit on a man, any innocent be it. After having been spoken in the public square, Ibrahim Maalouf was acquitted. This should make us reflect.
February 2019 already, a complaint has been filed against you in Bourg-en-Bresse, france on similar charges. What is it ?
I strongly contests the allegations contained within this complaint, and moreover, an investigation has been opened against the complainant of the head of slanderous denunciation. I am serene, I know I haven't done anything. It is for this reason that I have asked to be heard in a timely manner, in order that my innocence will be recognized more quickly.
This new charge does not play in your favor...
I'm not fooled by the calendar, and these alleged revelations occur at the time where we refondons our movement and on the eve of the great back to school policy of the Young Republicans
are you Going to resign ?
let me be clear : I will go to the end of my mandate of president of the Young Republicans until the next election in April. In the coming weeks, I will devote the time to my defense, but this is not at all incompatible with my commitment. Let us remember all of Eric Woerth, who, after having been dragged through the mud, was finally cleared of all charges. Our movement can be proud of him to have still maintained his confidence.
mp LR Batch Aurélien Pradié request your bet at the gap. Have you discussed the issue with the party leaders ?
After discussion with the executive team, I will remain president of the Young Republicans until the end of my mandate, that is to say, April. The position of Mr. Pradié is isolated. Our party called The Republicans, we are committed to the principles of law and, in the words of Robert Badinter, " the presumption of innocence is not a slogan but a principle that a republican ".
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are you Going to put you in withdrawal ? Do you feel supported by your family policy ?
My friends Young Republicans, them, know me. They know who I am. I receive many messages of support from young LR disgusted by this struggle without foundation that aims to destabilize our movement on the eve of our great back to school policy.