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These sexist remarks which led to the dismissal of a prosecutor

Accused sexist remarks towards female collaborators, the prosecutor of the Republic of Limoges will have to leave his post. The Minister of Justice confirmed that the sanction recommended by the Superior Council of the Judiciary.

Tuesday March 12, 2024, the Minister of Justice askedé &agrav; what the prosecutor of the Republic of Limoges (Haute-Vienne), Baptiste Porcher, 47, accused of sexist remarks and questionable jokes à towards several women, leaves office. With this decision, it reinforces the opinion of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSM) rendered this Tuesday.

Eric Dupond-Moretti comforts the CSM

Baptiste Porcher &eac;was prosecuted for "breaches & delicacy and dignity of the magistrate.  "I take note of the opinion of the CSM, which is in accordance with the my requisitions. Behaviors à sexist character within our jurisdictions is unacceptable and cannot remain without a response. I will therefore apply the sanctions proposed by the CSM" indicated&eac; Eric Dupond-Moretti on X. 

On Tuesday evening, the Superior Council of the Judiciary issued the opinion to withdraw the functions of prosecutor of the Republic of Limoges from Baptiste Porcher, accompanied by official travel. "This opinion, in accordance with the the one requested by the Minister of Justice, à the origin of the proceedings, serves as a reminder that inappropriate comments and behaviors are sexist character within the jurisdictions are unacceptable and cannot go unanswered" indicates the ministry to France Info. For its part, the Chancellery is keen to do so. remind that "action in favor of equality  women-men and the fight against gender-based violence, constant priorities of the Ministry of Justice, require exemplary leadership. daily life of all.

"I ended up hiding behind the doors"

Baptiste Porcher's gritty, inappropriate and sexist remarks first led to an alert from the Prosecutor's Office in August 2022, then &agrav; the opening of an administrative investigation by the General Inspectorate of Justice (IGJ) to investigate possible ethical breaches. A CSM investigation made it possible to collect several testimonies from women accusing the magistrate who had been in office for 4 years in Haute-Vienne.

These last ones evoked “the discomfort of his conversations, the avoidance strategies so as not to come across him& ;agrave; the machine à coffee, fatigue and harassment for some" reveals France Inter. During his disciplinary hearing on February 6, 2024, Baptiste Porcher recognized the inappropriate nature of his sentence. of his jokes, as when he compared one of his colleagues after the hearing to a woman. his wife, she "does the same when she wants to make love" he would have said. "I ended up hiding behind the doors, çit never stopped" indicated the collaborator. "There are also some inappropriate gestures, on the slightly cut-out t-shirt. of a justice assistant. It also happened to him to add "TION" on the guard table à view &agrav; side from the surname of a suspect whose name was Fella.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116