France's minister for solidarity and the disabled Damien Abad faces new allegations of sexual violence against women. Last month the newly appointed minister in Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne's government strongly denied claims from two women, published by Mediapart, that he had raped them. These alleged incidents took place in late 2010 and 2011. Now a third woman has told Mediapart that Abad tried to rape her at a party at his home in Paris in early 2010.
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