Child incest scandal shakes French intelligentsia

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Child incest scandal shakes French intelligentsia

Prominent political analyst Olivier Duhamel resigns from Sciences Po and Le Siècle after stepdaughter’s book

Victor Mallet

Her twin brother told her when they were 14 that he was being sexually abused by their well-known stepfather.

Last week, Camille Kouchner ended three decades of secrecy with the publication of a wrenching memoir that has shaken the close-knit community of Paris intellectuals with an abuse scandal, this time involving the crime of incest. 

The man accused is Olivier Duhamel, a prominent political analyst who regularly appeared on television, presided over “la familia grande” of the book’s title and annually hosted leading politicians and thinkers at their summer home in Sanary-sur-Mer in the south of France in the 1980s. ..

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