French deputy speaker is latest to face sexual harassment claims

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  • Tuesday, 10 May 2016

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 2, 2013 shows French Member of Parliament, Denis Baupin from Green party, speaking at the lectern during a debate on adaptation to European Union law in the field of sustainable development, at the National Assembly in Paris. French vice-president of the National Assembly Denis Baupin resigned after accusations of harassment and sexual assault, reported by French medias Mediapart and France Inter on May 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON

PARIS: A deputy speaker of France’s parliament resigned on Monday after becoming the latest French politician to face sexual harassment allegations, although he vehemently denies the claims.

Denis Baupin, a former member of the ecologist EELV party who is married to Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse, plans to sue the women for defamation, his lawyer Emmanuel Pierrat said.

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