French minister probed after sex claims
A French junior minister is targeted by a complaint lodged Wednesday, a prosecutor said, while refusing to confirm that it concerned alleged sexual harassment.
Marie-Suzanne Le Queau said she was examining the complaint against civil service minister Georges Tron, mayor of the Paris suburb of Draveil, whom lawyer Gilbert Collard has accused of harassment on behalf of two former town hall employees.
Tron has linked the case to a feud with relatives of right-wing National Front leader Marine Le Pen living in Draveil.
"I note that this comes from Gilbert Collard, who is close to Marine Le Pen, with whom I have been in conflict for months," he told AFP.
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