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Sex tape scandal sinks Macron's pick for Paris mayor

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Benjamin Griveaux will not be standing in next month's Paris mayoral election. The president's chosen candidate has pulled out, condemning "ignoble attacks" against him, after a sex tape and other images were posted online. Opinion is divided over whether the married father of three has a right to a private life, a long-held French belief that's protected many politicians in the past, or - if by sending such images - he's violated his own privacy. The man behind the revelations - a Russian artist in exile - says he wanted to expose Griveaux's hypocrisy over family values. 

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