September 25, 2022

Jean-Luc Mélenchon instantly supported his right-hand man, Adrien Quatennens, earlier than clearing his thoughts within the face of a flood of backlash from the associative world and politicians.

The announcement of his resignation as coordinator of La France Insoumise after he confessed to “slapping” his spouse this Sunday, September 18th, set off a cascading response within the political world. Celebration president Jean-Luc Mélenchon was one of many first to react on his Twitter account to specific his help: “Police malice, media voyeurism, social media have introduced themselves to bear on the conflicted divorce of Adrian and Céline Quatennen. Adrian decides to take over. I salute his dignity and braveness. I inform him about my belief and my affection.”

Police crafty, media voyeurism, social networks had been invited to the conflicting divorce of Adrian and Celine Kvatennen. Adrian decides to take over. I salute his dignity and his braveness. I inform him about my confidence and love.

— Jean-Luc Melunchon (@JLMelunchon) September 18, 2022

Jean-Luc Mélenchon quietly posts a second tweet

This unwavering help for his proper hand, with no phrase for the sufferer who laid the railing, offended many neighborhood leaders who defend ladies victims of home violence. Beginning with Caroline de Haas, an early feminist activist.

“Violence in a pair is unacceptable, it doesn’t matter what conflicts exist. I specific my help for Celine. I be aware of Adrian’s apology and resignation of my capabilities within the motion.
All my help for feminine victims world wide. »

— Caroline DeHaas (@carolinedehaas) September 18, 2022

“This isn’t battle, that is violence”

Anne-Cecile Maifer, president of the Ladies’s Fund, was additionally fast to reply: “This isn’t battle, that is violence.” She then shared a video by Ernestine Ronay explaining the distinction between the 2, tagging Jean-Luc Mélenchon as if reminding him of a number of the fundamentals.

🌸This isn’t battle, that is violence 😉😉

— Anne-Cecile Mailfert (@AnneCMailfert) September 18, 2022

Adrian Quatennens confesses that he has been violent together with his spouse a number of instances and also you help him. You need to be ashamed ! You and your motion aren’t feminists in any respect! By this you spit within the face of girls who’re victims of home violence.

— Vincent Lothar (@VLautard) September 18, 2022

The assault (acknowledged by its creator) shouldn’t be a easy “battle divorce” between two events that you just current as equally accountable, however just one sufferer.

— Rokhaya Diallo (@RokhayaDiallo) September 18, 2022

Confronted with an avalanche of reactions, Jean-Luc Mélenchon needed to clear his considering. He posted a brand new tweet wherein he additionally mentions Adrian Quatennens’ spouse: “Celine and Adrian are each my pals. My affection for him doesn’t imply that I’m detached to Celine. She didn’t need to be quoted. However I say this: a slap within the face in any case is unacceptable. Adrian admits it. That is good.

Celine and Adrian are each my pals. My affection for him doesn’t imply that I’m detached to Celine. She did not need to be quoted. However I say: a slap within the face is unacceptable in any case. Adrian accepts this. That is good.

— Jean-Luc Melunchon (@JLMelunchon) September 18, 2022

Then again, the personalities of the opposite Nupes parts had been few to take the stand. Sandrine Rousseau instantly condemned the accusations towards Adrian Quatennens.

There may be bodily violence and such, which is to remove a cell phone from one other. Violence towards ladies has many faces. None of them are acceptable. Justice should resolve, and within the meantime A. Quatennens should step again from every thing.

— Sandrine Rousseau (@sandrousseau) September 18, 2022

In an interview with France Data, the elected environmentalist admitted on Saturday: “We now have a type of tetany among the many greens, we’re all our pumps.” La France Insoumise printed a press launch on its web site reaffirming “its unwavering dedication to combating violence towards ladies”. Press launch shared by Clementine Autin on her Twitter account.

The simply and unavoidable resolution of Adrian Kwatennens to relinquish his duties in #LFI. Our motion is devoted to combating sexism and sexual violence. My ideas are with all ladies who yearn for freedom. https://t.co/UMcHrWydWV

— Clementine Autain (@Clem_Autain) September 18, 2022

This new case embarrasses France Insoumise after a number of scandals in earlier months: Tahar Bouhafs, legislative candidate and accused of sexual assault, Eric Coquerel, accused of inappropriate gestures. The LFI has arrange a Committee Towards Sexist and Sexual Violence to look into complaints on a case-by-case foundation.

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