The first complaint denouncing acts of rape was filed on May 25 and the investigation opened two days later, said the prosecution.

This source added that a second complaint was filed on June 16.

According to the weekly, the alleged acts were allegedly committed in the context of his profession as a gynecologist.

Regarding the second plain, the alleged facts would have taken place “in a medical setting” in 2016 and would concern an adult woman, writes Marianne, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP).

LREM MEP since 2019, Ms. Zacharopoulou, 46, was appointed Secretary of State last month.

The previous government had entrusted her with a mission last year on the subject of endometriosis, a subject on which she has been committed for years. Its report was submitted in January to the Elysée.

Several ministers are accused of sexual violence, like the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, the subject of a rape complaint, initially dismissed, then relaunched and for which the prosecution requested a dismissal at the start 2022.

More recently, the Minister of Solidarity Damien Abad was accused of rape. The Paris prosecutor’s office has indicated that it is not opening a preliminary investigation “as is”.