Close friend of French President cleared of assaulting ex-wife

Kensington

  A close friend and advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron was cleared of assaulting his ex-wife and a young child. Mathieu Laine, 42, was accused of grabbing ex wife Eleonore Salin after she arrived in an Uber cab outside his house overlooking Kensington Palace on Boxing Day last year. She claimed the entrepreneur yanked her ‘forcibly’ by the arm after coming towards her shouting in aggressively. Laine, an influential French intellectual, was also accused of pinning the child up…

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