Sex tape scandal stops Macron’s pick for Paris mayor

France 24 reports on the retirement of Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, after the release of a sex tape online:

Benjamin Griveaux will not be standing in next month’s Paris mayoral election. Thre President’s chosen candidate has pulled out, condemning “ignoble attacks” against him, after a sex tape and other images were posted online.Opinion is divided over whether the married, father of three has a right to a private life, a long-held French belief that’s protected many politicians in the past, or – if by sending such images – he’s violated his own privacy. The man behind the revelations – a Russian artist in exile – says he wanted to expose Griveaux’s hypocrisy.

France 24

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