Manuel Bompard takes a stand on the Adrien Quatennens affair and receives a volley of green wood – RT in French

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LFI deputy Manuel Bompard aroused a wave of disapproval after his comments on Cnews. He evoked the controversy around the slap of Adrien Quatennens against his wife. For some, the LFI executive minimized the act of his colleague.

“Abject” or “shameful” remarks, “shut up!” : several leftist and government personalities strongly criticized on September 23 the remarks of the deputy of La France insoumise (LFI) Manuel Bompard who notably assured that “a slap is not equal to a man who beats his wife every days”, in reference to the Adrien Quatennens affair.

“I am not minimizing the facts […]I try to separate things: a slap is never acceptable but a slap does not equal a man who beats his wife every day and a slap does not equal a person who is accused of rape after having drugged the people who accuse him”, declared on Cnews this very close to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, questioned on the Adrien Quatennens affair.

“We have to manage on these subjects to have nuance, to have principles that we must respect, and we must take into account the words of those who speak on this type of subject”, he said. he continued.

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“Abject words that trivialize violence. Words that damage the fight against violence against women. Words that totally discredit you on this subject”, reacted on Twitter a few hours later the Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Isabelle Rome.

“Shut up now! That’s enough!”, added Marlène Schiappa, who also held this portfolio before that of Secretary of State for the Social and Solidarity Economy in a tweet, judging that these remarks “do considerable harm to the fight for the protection of women. in the face of violence”.

“But it’s not possible!”, Also indignant neo-feminist activist and Europe Ecology Les Verts (EELV) adviser from Paris, Raphaëlle Remy-Leleu, on the social network.

“What you have been saying with the Insoumis comrades for a week is unbearable. Stop talking about the violence. At least stop hurting us. Find the courage to talk about it with a feminist and to cash in both your lack of knowledge of the subject, your political complacency, as well as the pain and anger you generate, ”she insisted.

On LCI, the EELV deputy Sandrine Rousseau also recalled that “a slap in the face to one’s spouse is a crime”. “That’s what we have to move because all these words are words that minimize the acts,” she said.

The deputy of the National Rally (RN) Julien Odoul evoked a “shipwreck”, while the MEP Gilbert Collard (Reconquest) estimated that “the hierarchy [des faits] is, in itself, unbearable”.

Faced with the outcry, Manuel Bompard explained on Twitter: “I never said, nor thought, that a slap was not serious. […] Feminist associations have also set up a violence meter which offers a graduation of sexist and sexual violence […] The graduation does not serve to minimize the facts but to adapt the answers and the sanctions.

LFI deputy for the North Adrien Quatennens admitted on September 18 to domestic violence against his wife, including a slap, and stepped down from his position as coordinator of the movement. The Lille prosecutor’s office opened an investigation following the filing of a handrail by Céline Quatennens.



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