The Audacious

63 A lawsuit was then filed against Marie Petit before the Marine Court in Marseille, resulting in Marie Petit seeking a lawyer who could take on her case. She was then hit with another surprise as Michel had contacted some officers in the Parliament to issue an order to seize her belongings in her still-sealed luggage. As a result, she was left to suffer the worst living conditions resulting from acts of thuggery, extreme deprivation and cruelty. Abusing his powers and misusing the King’s orders, Michel also prevented her fromgetting a lawyer or a general prosecutor to establish her rights and explain her reasons, thus Marie Petit became unable to defend herself against her accuser. Eventually some judges were appointed by the State to defend her.