By Marie Amelie Marchal
Olivier Duhamel, political scientist and president of the Foundation for Political Science resigned from his post after being accused of sexual assault on his then-14-year-old stepson. (©MAXPPP)
Olivier Duhamel, political scientist and President of the Foundation for Political Science situated at Paris, announced his resignation Monday, January 4, 2021. A departure in connection with the upcoming publication of his daughter-in-law’s book, The Big Family.
In this work, the author Camille Kouchner, accuses Olivier Duhamel of sexual assault on his twin brother when he was 14.
“It’s too late, he won’t go to jail”
In his book The Big Family to be published on January 7, Camille Kouchner, daughter of former minister Bernard Kouchner and Evelyne Pisier, accuses Olivier Duhamel of having repeatedly raped his twin brother.
In an interview with World, Camille Kouchner’s twin brother confirms that the words recounted in the latter’s book are correct. As for the author, she explains in an interview with Elle magazine:
I demand zero justice, anyway, it’s too late, he won’t go to jail, I accept it. On the other hand, it is not because the facts are prescribed from the point of view of justice that I am not allowed to speak.
A resignation to “preserve the institutions”
Faced with these accusations, Olivier Duhamel left all the positions he had held until then to “preserve the institutions in which (he) works”.
The FNSP is responsible for the major strategic directions and the administrative and financial management of Sciences Po. Its director, Frédéric Mion, said he was “in shock” upon reading these revelations, AFP quoted by BFM TV.