French minister accused of sexual harassment resigns: PM

29th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A French minister accused of sexual harassment resigned Sunday, officials said, two weeks after former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York on sex crime charges.

Civil service minister Georges Tron, accused of sexually harassing staff at the town hall where he is mayor, said he will fight to prove his innocence.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they had launched a preliminary investigation after a lawyer for two former municipal employees in the Paris suburb of Draveil accused Tron of harassment.

Tron's resignation was announced in a statement issued by the French prime minister's office.

© 2011 AFP

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