Newly-appointed French minister Damien Abad denies rape accusations

Women quoted in a Mediapart investigation said Abad had forced them to have unwanted sexual relationships with him in late 2010 and early 2011.

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Damien Abad, France's newly appointed minister for Solidarity and the Disabled, strongly denied he raped two women, following accusations published on Sunday by the Mediapart website in an article based on interviews with the women, reports US News & World Report