Paris mayor candidate’s sex video: is it a big deal?

Following the resignation of Benjamin Griveaux, should the media respect politicians’ private and domestic privacy? Or do the public have a right to know every dodgy detail?

Just to recap, Griveaux was running for election as the mayor of Paris and, although he wasn’t expected to win, he was widely seen as Macron’s favourite contender.

When a sex video of him was published online, along with sexual messages to a young woman, the media seized on the story because he is married with three children.

He subsequently withdrew from the race, saying he had to protect his family from media intrusion and no one should ...

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