Céline Quatennens “returned to the police station on September 26 to say that she wanted to change her two handrails into a complaint”, which relates “to the same facts, there are no new ones”, it was specified. in the entourage of M. Quatennens.

“She was summoned to formalize and clarify the content of her daybook. She mentioned three separate facts, two of which were very recent, finally filing a complaint,” said a source familiar with the matter.

“Her husband was summoned on 26 (September) afternoon and was then able to be heard freely on these elements and these facts”, added this source.

Mr. Quatennens is the subject of a preliminary investigation, opened by the Lille prosecutor’s office as part of its “proactive criminal policy for the treatment of domestic violence”, after a first handrail filed by his wife, and revealed by the Canard Enchaîné mi -september.

His wife had meanwhile filed a new handbook on September 24, his lawyer, Me Jade Dousselin, said on Saturday, confirming information from franceinfo and BFM TV.

This new daybook “limits itself to evoking text messages sent by my client as part of their separation”, which “does not contain any message of a malicious or threatening nature”, specified the lawyer.

“My client was able to speak in the context of the ongoing preliminary investigation in order to restore a certain number of truths and bring enlightening elements to the file”, detailed Me Dousselin to AFP.

“We hope today that Justice can continue its work while respecting the secrecy of the investigation to ensure its serenity and the search for the truth,” she added.

In a press release on September 13, after the article in Le Canard Enchaîné, Céline and Adrien Quatennens said they had learned “through lawyers” that the prosecution had taken up the facts.

Mr. Quatennens immediately withdrew from his function as coordinator of La France Insoumise, acknowledging violence against his wife in a press release posted on Twitter.

He notably admitted having “gave him a slap”, “a year ago”, “in a context of extreme tension and mutual aggressiveness”, claiming to have “deeply regretted this gesture”.

Asked, the Lille prosecutor’s office did not react immediately to the announcement of the complaint. “For the smooth running of the investigation, it seems essential that it stay away from the media scene,” he commented on Saturday.