A woman who is a key witness in the sexual assault case against former civil service minister, Georges Tron, claims to have had her home burgled at the weekend.

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Witness in politician sex case burgled

A woman who is a key witness in the sexual assault case against former civil service minister, Georges Tron, claims to have had her home burgled at the weekend.

Tron was forced to resign from his post in May after allegations that he raped and sexually assaulted women in the town of Draveil, south of Paris, where he is also the mayor.

Marie Labbé, a former parliamentary assistant to Tron, returned home late on Saturday evening to find her apartment had been broken into.

“Everything had been turned upside down,” she told newspaper Le Parisien. “Jewellery, a computer and a flat screen had all been stolen.”

She also claims papers relating to the case against Georges Tron went missing. “An important document about the Tron affair has vanished. It contained really important information.”

“I don’t know what to think,” she added. “The thief could have taken it without realising what it was. Or perhaps they were sent to intimidate me.”

Labbé has previously claimed that she received a death threat from someone close to the mayor at the end of June.

Tron was formally charged with rape and sexual assault on June 22nd, a charge that can be punished with up to 20 years in prison. He has completely denied all charges against him.

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France to strip Hollywood’s Weinstein of Legion d’Honneur award

France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d'Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday.

France to strip Hollywood's Weinstein of Legion d'Honneur award
Harvey Weinstein after receiving the Legion d'Honneur in 2012. Photo: AFP
“I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour)” from Weinstein — accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape — Macron said in a televised interview.
 
Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest award, in 2012 in recognition of the efforts by Miramax, the company he founded with his  brother Bob, to boost foreign films in the United States.
 
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Two other French actresses, Judith Godreche and Emma de Caunes, also said they had also suffered at his hands.