“You have to wonder why so many people knew and so many people preferred to be silent.” This is how this Saturday reacted on France Inter LREM deputy Aurore Bergé to the scandal surrounding Olivier Duhamel.
The political scientist is accused by the daughter of ex-minister Bernard Kouchner, Camille Kouchner, in his autobiographical account La Familia grande, of having raped his twin brother when they were teenagers, at the end of the 1980s. A case for which the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation against him, on January 5, for “rape and sexual assault by a person having authority over a 15-year-old minor ”.
“Finally, we put the issue of incest on the table”
“He was my teacher at Sciences-Po, so I think that like many of those who had him as a teacher, it was a shock, like a revelation, because he is someone we admired, he is someone who had authority, ”said Aurore Bergé in particular. And to continue: “It is something which is all the more shocking to imagine that so many people knew and that so many people did not say anything to protect children because when one is 14 years old, one is not consenting, and we are all the less consenting when it is faced with the person who has authority over you and in whom you have complete confidence ”.
For the member, the success of Camille Kouchner’s book shows that “finally, we put on the table the question of incest, a kind of rape squared, that is to say this unbearable thing that exists in our country, in all families, in all social categories ”.