media regulator paves the way for sanction proceedings

C8 and “Do not touch my post” will they be sanctioned? After the insults of Cyril Hanouna towards an LFI deputy, a member of the Council of State will study this possibility at the request of the media regulator, Arcom, indicated this last Thursday.

“Following a sequence broadcast on the program + Touche pas à mon poste + on Thursday November 10, 2022, the director general of Arcom sent the file to the independent rapporteur, member of the Council of State”, indicated the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (Arcom) in a press release.

“He indeed considered that this file related to facts likely to justify the initiation of a sanction procedure, taking into account the formal notices already pronounced in the past with regard to C8”, details the administrative authority. .

The latter had been seized following an altercation a week earlier on the set of “Touche pas à mon poste” (TPMP) between the star presenter of C8 Cyril Hanouna and Louis Boyard, LFI deputy and former columnist for the ’emission.

“Stupid”, “fucker”, “buffoon”, “you’re shit”: host Cyril Hanouna had showered insults on the young deputy who had just accused the “five richest people” in France of “to impoverish Africa”, quoting billionaire Vincent Bolloré, owner of the Canal+ group, to which C8 belongs.

“In accordance with the law, it will be up to the independent rapporteur to decide on the initiation of proceedings and to investigate the case,” concludes Arcom.

The two men continued their hostilities during the week, each announcing that they wanted to file a complaint against the other.

“Whether you are a deputy or not, a presenter does not have to insult someone live for having criticized the owner of his channel”, Vincent Bolloré, declared the Insoumis deputy on Monday during a press conference at the ‘National Assembly.

For his part Cyril Hanouna devoted his Monday program to the incident, the host and his columnists again criticizing the young elected official.

Cyril Hanouna “regretted the insulting remarks” he may have had, but he also indicated that “on the sequence”, he “did not apologize at all”.

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