Investigation Lawyer Antoine Vey, who worked with the Minister of Justice before his appointment, is suspected of moral and sexual harassment
The French Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, at the Elysée, in Paris, August 30, 2023. — Ludovic MARIN/AFP
The former partner d’ric Dupond-Moretti, lawyer Antoine Vey, is suspected of moral and sexual harassment. At the end of July, the Minister of Justice was arrested. heard in this investigation, indicated Wednesday the minister's entourage, confirming information from l’Obs.
Éric Dupond-Moretti wasé heard at; the request of the Paris Bar. “As he is very respectful of the institutions, he went there,” the source, without comment on the substance of his statements. Me Antoine Vey, partner to from 2016 to Éric Dupond-Moretti until’’ the arrival of this one at Place Vendôme in 2020, is aimed at since January by an ethics investigation by the Paris Bar Association following accusations of moral and sexual harassment from collaborators, revealed by Libé em> end of March.
The accused minister to be silent
The interested party denied the “allegations”, presenting himself as “a demanding lawyer” A source familiar with the matter had indicated; to AFP that this investigation had led to many auditions. This procedure, which can last many months, may ultimately lead to the opening of a possible disciplinary procedure which may result in sanctions, for example a ban on practicing.
According to some of the testimonies produced by Libération, Éric Dupond-Moretti was aware of the charges against his associate; but did not react. The Paris Bar, which brings together many prestigious business firms, has created; in 2015 a commission dedicated to the issue of harassment.