One of the main candidates for the mayor of Paris, the deputy La République en Marche (LRM) of Paris and former government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, announced on Friday morning February 14 that he was withdrawing from the competition, following the dissemination of private sexual images.
“I don’t want to expose myself any more, my family and I, when all blows are now allowed, it goes too far. This is why I decided to withdraw my candidacy for the Parisian municipal election. This decision costs me, but my priorities are clear, it’s my family first. ”, he said in a short speech. The now ex-candidate, however, did not comment on the authenticity of these images and videos.