French minister accused of sexual harassment resigns: PM

French minister accused of sexual harassment resigns: PM

Civil service minister Georges Tron, accused of sexually harassing staff at the town hall where he is mayor, said he will fight to prove his innocence.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they had launched a preliminary investigation after a lawyer for two former municipal employees in the Paris suburb of Draveil accused Tron of harassment.

Tron's resignation was announced in a statement issued by the French prime minister's office.