Olivier Duhamel, accused of having abused one of his step-sons, resigns

Olivier Duhamel, accused of having abused one of his step-sons, resigns

Violet Field inEntertainmentJan 5, 2021 2 min read4 views

In a book to be published Thursday, Camille Kouchner recounts the facts of incest about which his family has been torn apart in private for thirty years.

Olivier Duhamel in May 2016, at the FNSP. - STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

One year after Vanessa Springora's Consent, which triggered the "Matzneff affair", a new book, revealing the facts of child criminality, finds itself in the foreground of the news.

In La Familia grande, which will appear Thursday by Editions du Seuil, the lawyer Camille Kouchner tells the incest around which his family has been torn for several decades. As reported by Le Monde, which reveals the information on Monday, the author accuses her stepfather, Olivier Duhamel, 70 years old of having abused her twin brother from the end of the 1980s, while the latter, named "Victor" over the pages to protect his identity, was a teenager.

"I confirm that what my sister wrote about the actions of Olivier Duhamel towards me is correct," assured the now forty-something daily evening.

"Why would he have the right to live outside of this reality?" "

Olivier Duhamel is a famous political scientist and constitutional expert, accustomed to television sets. He also co-hosts the Mediapolis program every Saturday on Europe 1. In the early 1980s, he got into a relationship with Evelyne Pisier, sister of actress Marie-France Pisier and ex-wife of Bernard Kouchner with whom she had three children: Julien, in 1970, then Camille and " Victor 'in 1975.

Being the object of personal attacks, and eager to preserve the institutions
in which I work, I put an end to my functions.

- Olivier Duhamel (@o_duhamel) January 4, 2021

According to Le Monde, Olivier Duhamel was unaware, until Sunday, of the publication of the book accusing him. Contacted by the newspaper, he made no comment. This Monday, on Twitter, he announced his resignation from the presidency of the National Foundation for Political Science (FNSP). "Being the object of personal attacks, and eager to preserve the institutions in which I work, I put an end to my functions", he simply wrote.

The facts related in the book are statute-barred, but Camille Kouchner says she wanted to account for the hold exerted, she said, by this man over her brothers and herself: "Why would he have the right to live outside this reality when, me, it haunts me? "