France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his girlfriend Alexandra de Taddeo will face a judge Tuesday over a sex-video scandal that damaged the career of an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron. They could be charged with invasion of privacy and publishing images of a sexual nature without consent. Pavlensky has already admitted to publishing a video showing a man masturbating along with racy text messages sent to a woman.
Russian artist faces judge over sex tape that ended Macron ally's Paris mayoral bid
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They worked together in the trenches of Russia's battered opposition. Both were deep in preparations for this fall's parliamentary elections when the video emerged. She returned to Moscow, she says, to actively work with Russia's opposition. She acknowledges she and Kasyanov were careless in their relationship, especially given that they had received warning signs that they were being watched. She is horrified thinking the couple may have been spied on for that long. Putin's pursuing a tough policy, squeezing the whole political environment in Russia. We have permanent blackmailing of the opposition.
Sex tape scandal was work of Putin, says Russian political activist exposed in video
France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Russian protest artist Piotr Pavlensky on Friday confirmed to AFP that he posted a sex video that tanked the Paris mayoral bid of ruling party candidate Benjamin Griveaux, calling his action a fight against political "hypocrisy". The controversial Pavlensky, who enjoys political asylum in France , said leaked images of a man masturbating were the first contribution to a "political porn" website created to expose what he considered deceitful behaviour by people in power.