The former deputy mayor of Paris Pierre Aidenbaum, indicted for “rape” and “sexual assault” in early October, resigned from the Council of Paris, he said on Wednesday November 11 in a press release, while reaffirming his “Innocence”.
The elected PS justifies this decision by the need to “Respond to the judicial authorities in complete freedom”. He also says to himself “Concerned about the serene continuity of Parisian political life”. “In line with his militant commitment and out of respect for his voters, Pierre Aidenbaum has decided to resign from his mandate as Paris councilor », He wrote, specifying having informed the mayor of Paris and the prefect.
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“Pierre Aidenbaum strongly reaffirms his innocence and remains confident about the outcome of the proceedings to which he is today subject”, adds the press release.
Prohibition to appear at City Hall
The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo had asked him to resign following his indictment on October 9.
This was accompanied by a judicial review which prohibited him ” contact with the victim (s) and witnesses “. It also “The ban on appearing at the Town Hall and at the Paris Center district town hall”, had specified a judicial source in October.
Mayor of IIIe district of the capital for 25 years, and appointed deputy mayor after the re-election of Anne Hidalgo in July, Pierre Aidenbaum resigned from his functions on September 14 following the revelation, by the mayor of Paris, of accusations sexual harassment from a close associate.
Sexual scandal background in the Parisian executive
His resignation is the second against the backdrop of a sex scandal facing the Paris executive since the establishment of the new municipal team.
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