Invited this Friday, September 23 in La Matinale, Manuel Bompard, LFI deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône, returned to the Quatennens affair and considered that “a slap is not equal to a man who beats his wife every days”.
Words that will no doubt make people react. After specifying not to minimize the facts alleged against Adrien Quatennens, Manuel Bompard, LFI deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône, split an unexpected argument to defend his colleague on the benches of the National Assembly.
“I try to make sense of things. A slap is never okay but a slap does not equal a man beating his wife every day. And a slap is not equal to a man who is accused of rape after drugging the people who accuse him,” he said on CNEWS on Friday.
The Quatennens affair, who decided to step back from his duties as coordinator within his party, caused a major earthquake within LFI, where the feminist fight has long been carried out. To this first controversy, was added a second, inherent in the reaction of the leader of the Insoumis, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Sunday September 18, when Adrien Quatennens had just published a letter in which he admitted in particular having slapped his wife, the former presidential candidate had first denounced in a tweet “police malice , media voyeurism, social networks” and on the other hand hailed the “dignity” and “courage” of the rising figure of LFI, repeating to him his “confidence” and his “affection”.
A few hours later, Jean-Luc Mélenchon clumsily tried to correct the situation. “A slap is unacceptable in any case. Adrian accepts it. Good,” he wrote on Twitter.