A third woman has filed a complaint for rape against the gynecologist by profession, a member of the government of Elisabeth Borne.
Chrysoula Zacharopoulou is subject of a third complaint for rape while working as a gynecologist. A third patient accuses the now Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships of obstetric violence during a gynecological examination.
On Wednesday, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced the opening of an investigation after the collection of two complaints against Ms. Zacharopoulou for gynecological rapes, that is to say penetrations performed without their consent during a medical examination.
The first complainant, who spoke this Wednesday on the show Daily on TMC, evokes an imposed rectal penetration since she had expressed her refusal of this examination. “I tell him no. I see that I have no say and she puts on her glove. I started to cry. Then she came back.” she says, specifying that she was “totally frozen, I couldn’t speak anymore, I was not breathing, I was cut off from everything. I wept silently. I said I was in pain, she said to me: ‘No it’s good, it’s only a digital rectal examination'”.
“All the young girls before me came out of the meeting in tears”
The second woman claims to have been attacked in 2016 while consulting Chrysoula Zacharopoulou for problems of endometriosis, the specialty of the Secretary of State on the subject of which she had submitted a report to Emmanuel Macron last January when she was a Member of the European Parliament.
The complainant recounts having suffered “a vaginal examination without a word […] by surprise“ and an rectal penetration “without consent no more”. Of the acts alleged that she describes as “brutal, violent and very painful”. She indicates that today she is in a “post-traumatic state which is very difficult to manage”. “All the young girls before me came out of the meeting in tears”she also explained in Daily.
Entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person, the investigations will have to determine whether the alleged facts are property constituting a criminal offense.
Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, former LREM MEP, was appointed to the government last May. She exercised her functions as a doctor in gynecology at the Trousseau hospital and at the Tenon hospital, in Paris, under the direction of Professor Emile Daraihimself subject to a judicial inquiryaccused of rapes and of gynecological violence by 25 patients.
The Secretary of State, 46, would also be implicated by a fourth wife who explained to Agence France presse that he experienced his gynecological consultation, “at least like sexual assault“. If she is precise that she did not file a complaint at the time, for fear of not being believed, she “hesitates” today to do so.
Sonia Bisch, founder of Stop Obstetrical and Gynecological Violence, ensures on BFM TV that his association also received the testimonials from three other women who “denounce of severe psychological abuse where they felt humiliated, abused” during a gynecological consultation with Chrysoula Zacharopoulou.