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Sunday
May292011

French Minister Accused of Sexual Harassment Resigns

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A French junior minister has submitted his resignation following allegations that he sexually harassed two female members of his staff.

A statement released by France’s prime minister said that Civil Service minister Georges Tron has resigned, and that Prime Minister Francois Fillon saluted the courage and sense of responsibility demonstrated by Tron.

The statement went on to say that Tron’s resignation does not in any way prejudice the next steps of the justice system regarding the allegations leveled against Tron.

Tron has denied the sexual harassment accusations by the two females.

The accusations against Tron comes on the heels of sexual assault accusations against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, where a maid at a New York City hotel claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Strauss-Kahn on May 14. France native Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest in New York and has also denied the accusations against him.

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