condemnation During the 2020 municipal campaign, this Capitol collaborator had called the environmental candidate Antoine Maurice a “tarlouze”
In 2020, the battle for the Capitol was peppered with incidents. — Helene Menal/20 Minutes
A homophobic slippage during the municipal campaign Toulouse has just been condemned by justice. On June 26, 2020, at; a few days of the second round, a collaborator of the majority; municipal, therefore a supporter of the outgoing mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc (ex-LR), was let go; in a Facebook post. Commenting on the interview with François Piquemal, then a member of the environmentalist list led by Antoine Maurice, the defendant had considered that this candidate was “as ugly as [his] tarlouze at the head of the list”.
Antoine Maurice had then filed; Complaint for public insult due to sexual orientation.
A tense campaign does not justify everything
These “remarks, which have degenerated; in a personal attack, cannot be justified by a political polemic or any climate of tension specific to election campaign then underway,” the Paris Criminal Court. He condemned the militant too fervent to a suspended fine of 500 euros and " pay 800 euros in compensation for the moral prejudice suffered by his victim.
Tewfik Bouzenoune, Antoine Maurice’s lawyer, welcomes a decision which «reflects concern to effectively repress homophobic insults that have neither their place in political debate nor in electoral campaigns.
After the controversy created by this message, the defendant had been updated foot by the Toulouse Ensemble group of the outgoing mayor. Jean-Luc Moudenc had been re-elected in stride.