activist Sophie Tissier relaunches her complaint for sexual assault and harassment against him

activist Sophie Tissier relaunches her complaint for sexual assault and harassment against him
activist Sophie Tissier relaunches her complaint for sexual assault and harassment against him
LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Éric Coquerel, LFI president of the Finance Commission, will decide on the financial admissibility of lio LIOT’s proposal to repeal the pension reform

LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP

Éric Coquerel, LFI president of the Finance Commission, will decide on the financial admissibility of lio LIOT’s proposal to repeal the pension reform

JUSTICE – She wants to repair the “ miscarriage of justice » of which she was a victim. Activist Sophie Tissier filed a new complaint against LFI manager Éric Coquerel in Paris for sexual assault and harassment, this after an initial filing, AFP learned this Monday, June 24 from the complainant.

The investigation opened after a first complaint in July 2022 from Sophie Tissier was closed in February 2023 by the Paris prosecutor’s office. “This dismissal is once again revolting, and testifies to the permanent denial of justice that the victims suffer”writes Sophie Tissier on the site’s blogging platform Mediapart. His post is titled: “ I accuse again: Éric Coquerel sexual attacker protected by Jean-Luc Mélenchon ».

Éric Coquerel, who is currently a candidate for re-election in the 1st constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis, was heard in a free hearing in this case. “After a dismissal by the prosecutor for an insufficiently characterized offense and a clear confirmation of this decision by the public prosecutor’s office, this complaint with the constitution of a civil party is a non-event”commented his lawyer, Me Olivia Ronen, to AFP.

Of the “ strong gestures »

By his new complaint with the constitution of a civil party filed on Friday, a procedure which aims to obtain the appointment of an investigating judge, this former figure of the “yellow vests” hope “that a thorough investigation be carried out, that the identities of the other victims be sought and that Mr. Coquerel be finally indicted and resigned from his functions”.

Sophie Tissier, 45, had denounced the facts “which may amount to sexual assault” dating from August 23, 2014 in Grenoble. She told investigators that during a dancing evening, Éric Coquerel had had “strong gestures”. “His hands were sticky and slipped over inappropriate body parts…he brushed my butt repeatedly”she said.

The activist told him she “made it clear that he was bothering (him) and indisposing him”. Later that evening, at a nightclub, he would have it “grabbed by the waist and hips with insistence”.

“Despised” by the LFI party ” For years “

The activist had claimed to have contacted the monitoring committee against sexist and sexual violence (CVSS) of LFI and to have been “despised” by the party ” For years “.

Sophie Tissier made her accusations against Éric Coquerel public just after the latter’s accession, on June 30, 2022, to the strategic position of president of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly.

The affair broke out when LFI was criticized for its internal management of accusations of sexual violence. Éric Coquerel had received the support of the leader of the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

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