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Céline Quatennens on Wednesday denounced “the physical and moral violence” she suffered from the deputy La France insoumise Adrien Quatennens for “several years”.
Céline Quatennens, the wife of LFI deputy from the North Adrien Quatennens, denounced, Wednesday, November 23, to AFP “anger”, “crises” and “physical and moral violence” from her for “several years” , refuting any “context of mutual aggressiveness”.
“I have suffered his anger, his crises, physical and moral violence for several years. In recent years, I have wanted a divorce three times, each time under pressure I have backtracked”, assured Céline Quatennens, in a press release whose authenticity has been confirmed by her lawyer.
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Adrien Quatennens, who on September 18 admitted violence against his wife in a press release and has not sat in the National Assembly since, was summoned on December 13 behind closed doors by a prosecutor in a procedure prior admission of guilt (CRPC, sometimes called “plead guilty”).
“The facts against him are the slap that took place more than a year ago in an already mentioned context of mutual aggressiveness and the text messages he sent after their separation and whose lack of maliciousness had already been recognized”, indicated Me Jade Dousselin, his lawyer. “No other offence, in particular that of harassment retained at the start of the investigation, has been retained,” she added.
“Faced with the statements of Mr. Quatennens arguing in the media ‘a single slap in a context of extreme tension and mutual aggressiveness’, I cannot remain silent in the face of remarks that I consider untruthful”, developed Céline Quatennes.
“It is unpleasant to me that my husband minimizes the facts publicly”
Denouncing “a very personal version”, she claims to speak “against her will” but to “rebalance things”. “It is unpleasant to me that my husband minimizes the facts publicly by discrediting my person,” she added.
In a long press release on September 18, the chosen one mentioned in particular “disputes” since his wife’s announcement of his desire to divorce, specifying for example having “grabbed his wrist” during one of them. He also admitted to having “gave him a slap”, “a year ago”, “in a context of extreme tension and mutual aggression”.
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Withdrawn from his function as political coordinator of La France insoumise since that date, the deputy informed those around him in mid-November that he wanted to resume his place on the benches of the Assembly now that his sick leave is over.
The movement has since been working “collectively” on the “modalities of its return”, on the principle of which the group has agreed, despite pressure from other political parties and feminist associations.