Griveaux sex video scandal: lawyer attempts to see Russian activist | AFP

French lawyer Juan Branco arrives at a Paris courthouse to try to meet his client Piotr Pavlenski, the Russian activist who released the sex video of Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux, a prominent ally of French President Emmanuel Macron. Prosecutors have requested Branco be removed from the case, but Branco denies any involvement in the publication of the video. IMAGES

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Macron’s candidate for Paris mayor withdraws over sex video | AFP

Emmanuel Macron’s candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdraws from the race over a leaked sex video, in a blow for the French president’s party ahead of March local elections.

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