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Thousands of French incest victims share experiences on social media

Online campaign follows scandal that rocked Parisian intellectual elite

Alice Kantor

As France continued to reel from allegations that a prominent member of the Parisian intellectual elite had sexually abused his then 14-year-old stepson, a wave of testimonies have flooded social media under the hashtag #metooinceste.

Thousands of people, including public figures and elected officials, have taken to Twitter in an outpouring reminiscent of the #metoo movement, at what some see as a pivotal moment for French attitudes towards incest. 

“I was 6. It was my older brother. My parents did not believe me,” read one tweet. “He was my uncle. He used to bring chocolates for me,” read another...

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