Olivier Duhamel is a French erstwhile politician and university professor. Being a member of the social-democratic Socialist Party, Duhamel was elected as a member of the European Parliament from 1997 to 2004.
Born on 2 May 1950, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Duhamel has taught at the University of Franche-Comté, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Though he stopped teaching at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris in 2010, he is still a faculty member at the institute.
From 1983 to 1995 he served as an advisor to the Constitutional Council, to Georges Vedel in 1993, and Édouard Balladur in 2007. Duhamel served as a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1997 to 2004.
He writes for the La Marseillaise (French newspaper) and Valeurs Actuelles (French right-wing weekly news magazine). He also makes appearances on France Culture, LCI, and Europe 1. Duhamel is the Vice-President of Le Siècle and also a member of the Club des Juristes.
Olivier Duhamel has a net worth ranging between $1-5 Million
The 69-years old Olivier Duhamel’s net worth’s exact figures are not known and are under review. His primary source of income is his political profession.
Duhamel faces allegations of Incest
Le Siècle club that has connected the Parisian elite following the Second World War, is scrambling to survive accusations against Olivier Duhamel.
Duhamel’s stepdaughter accused him of sexually abusing her twin brother. The allegations are contained in a book written by Camille Kouchner( Duhamel’s stepdaughter) ‘La Familia Grande‘.
Kouchner says that the abuse took place in the 1980s when she and her brother were 14. Kouchner and her twin brother are the children of a prior health and foreign affairs minister and the founder of the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières, and Evelyne Pisier, a historian and writer, Bernard Kouchner, but he died in 2017 and their mother then married Olivier Duhamel.
Camille Kouchner, 45, in the book, gave her twin the name “Victor” and writes that the abuse lasted for two years. She says that her brother requested her to keep the secret, telling her: “If you speak, I will die. I’m too ashamed. Help me tell him no, please.”
Kouchner writes: “I was 14 and I let it happen … I was 14 and I knew and I said nothing,” she continues; “Why does he have the right to live outside this reality when it haunts me.”
She adds that the “incest” took place more than once and was an open secret among friends and family, who were asked not to say anything.
Kouchner said, “I chose to write because I could no longer keep quiet. This book is born of a necessity: to bear witness to incest, to show that it went on for years and that it is very, very difficult to break the silence. I did not write it in the name of my brother, but for the sisters, the nieces, all those affected by incest. The omerta in a family weights on everyone.”
Kouchner’s father stated his lawyer. He wrote; “A heavy secret that has weighed on us for so long has been lifted. I admire the courage of my daughter, Camille,”.
Duhamel’s resignation “for personal reasons” was accepted by The FNSP through sending an internal message to staff, seen by AFP. Frédéric Mion, the foundation’s director said; he had been “shocked” to read the allegations.
The former MEP told Le Monde and L’Obs that he had “nothing to say” in response to the allegations made on him. He tweeted on Monday that he had resigned from the institution for which he worked after being the subject of “personal attacks” and then deleted his account.
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