Benjamin Griveaux says he has dropped out of the race to protect his family’s privacy. Photo: Reuters

Emmanuel Macron’s close ally exits race for Paris mayor over leaked sex video, in power setback for party

  • Benjamin Griveaux was central to Macron’s bid to control the French capital and build a local power base of his party
  • He has not disputed that he had sent the explicit video to a woman who was not his wife
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Benjamin Griveaux says he has dropped out of the race to protect his family’s privacy. Photo: Reuters