Polemicist Eric Zemmour, targeted by several accusations of sexual assault revealed in particular by the press, will remain on the air on CNews, we learned on Monday.
Forced kisses from the polemicist to a young journalist in 2005, “misplaced” attitude in 2012 towards an intern at Le Figaro, ambiguous SMS in 2019 to a CNews editor or sexual assault of a makeup artist in a dressing room: Médiapart reported, in an investigation published Thursday, a series of testimonies incriminating Mr. Zemmour.
No complaint against Eric Zemmour has been announced, AFP has learned. His lawyer refused to comment, as did the daily Le Figaro where the polemicist officiates as a columnist.
Asked by AFP, the Canal + group, parent company of the news channel CNews, confirmed that it remained on the air, without further comment.
Eric Zemmour has been in turmoil since the publication on April 24 on Facebook of a testimony by Gaëlle Lenfant, opposition municipal councilor in Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône) and former head of women’s rights for the Socialist Party (PS).
The elected explains that the discovery of a display in her town in favor of Eric Zemmour’s candidacy for the presidential election reminded her “that moment of (her) disgusting life” when the latter kissed her “By force” during a summer school of the PS in La Rochelle in the early 2000s.
“I found myself so flabbergasted that I could do nothing other than push him back and run away,” says Gaëlle Lenfant, then a “young socialist” activist.
A few days after this publication, the Belgian journalist and author Aurore Van Opstal had affirmed on Twitter that Eric Zemmour had “caressed her thigh to the crotch” a few minutes after their meeting in a Parisian cafe.
Convicted of provoking religious hatred for anti-Muslim remarks, Eric Zemmour, writer and journalist, author of a controversial bestseller on immigration, accuses the elites of having sold off the values of France and denounces everyone horsehair immigration.