Five more women tell of alleged assault and harassment by French MP Denis Baupin

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Mediapart and French radio station France Inter have received five new accounts of lewd behaviour, including sexual assault and harassment, allegedly perpetrated by French MP Denis Baupin, husband of French housing minister Emmanuelle Cosse. Baupin was forced to stand down as speaker of the French parliament earlier this month after Mediapart published interviews with eight women, including an MP and Green party spokeswomen, who said they had suffered assault and harassment by him. The new accounts given here cover a 16-year period during which Baupin was deputy-mayor of Paris and a leading official with the French green party. Lénaïg Bredoux reports.

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Following the publication earlier this month of a joint investigation by Mediapart and French public radio station France Inter into allegations of sexual assault and harassment by leading Green politician and MP Denis Baupin, five more women have come forward with accounts of how they were also victims of his lewd behaviour.