Marilyn Schiappa finally explains. Involved in the Marian Fund case, the former Minister Delegate for Citizenship decided to defend herself in a series of tweets posted on Saturday, April 22nd. “Because slander will suffice at some point,” she wrote.
The Marian de Schiappa Fund is suspected of financing political content during the election period
Since the end of March, the current Secretary of State for Social and Solidarity Economy has been making headlines, without always wanting it to. There are journalists, and in particular Playboy magazine, where she saw fit to stand in the midst of a social movement against pension reform, outraged her colleagues in the government. But there is also more serious journalism, as it is regularly quoted in the Marianne Vand case.
sequel after announcement
Launched after the death of Samuel Paty by the then Minister Delegate for Citizenship, this fund was given €2.5 million to promote the “values of the Republic”. But since the discovery by France 2, Marianne, and Mediapart, there are a lot of questions surrounding the use of these public subsidies. On Friday, April 21, reports that had been sent to the Paris prosecutor regarding the use of the fund were sent to the National Prosecutor’s Office (PNF).
Why the administration of the Marian Fund, which was set up by Marlene Schiappa after the death of Samuel Paty, came into question
Accuse me of supporting “friends” or even embezzling money?! False, defamatory, disreputable. There are 17 projects supported. These are two reported associations, by no means ‘my friends’, that need to be heard and can be heard. None of the Marian Fund winners is my friend or relative or whatever. They themselves denied it! », Marilyn Schiappa writes in her defense. “Only two associations are the subject of notes. Justice looks into the matter and will say what it is, “she continues, noting that the Inspectorate General of Administration (IGA) has also been taken over.
Marilyn Schiappa in all her aspects
The minister also mentions the content published by the associations held by the fund, which are suspected of being used for electoral purposes against opponents of Emmanuel Macron. “I have not validated the content of these videos and it is not my role. Nor have I asked to target political opponents. (…) What about the selection of projects? It is the basis of our democracy. Everyone is in their turn. And that is exactly what happened. »