Whistle for Pierre Ménès.
According to our information, the management of Canal + has decided to permanently remove it from its workforce.
The match will now be played between the lawyers of the two parties.
Absent from the air since March, the columnist of the "Canal Football Club" would have liked to make his comeback in September.
This is what he asked in high places last Thursday.
An almost improbable scenario, while an “amicable agreement” is looming, more or less undergone.
For some, this imminent departure is directly linked to the withdrawal of Canal + from the TV rights of Ligue 1 for the coming seasons. For others, it would also be associated with the internal investigation into sexual violence at Canal +, the conclusions of which are expected at the end of June, beginning of July. A procedure launched the day after the broadcast of the documentary "I am not a slut, I am a journalist", carried by Marie Portolano in March. She denounced in particular the behavior of her former colleague of the "CFC".
According to the journalist's testimony, Pierre Ménès would have lifted her skirt on stage and in public before receiving a slap and informing his superiors.
This had given rise to an exchange five years after the facts in front of the cameras, but that the management of Canal + had decided to cut during the editing.
“The investigation is ongoing.
No decision to date ”, ensures the management of Canal +.
Same speech on the side of Arash Derambarsh, the lawyer of Pierre Ménès.
A showdown that could end at the industrial tribunal
On the agenda for the next few days, negotiations on the conditions for the exit from the field of the former flagship face of the channel. "It discusses", confirms the entourage of the columnist with 2.5 million subscribers on Twitter. “Pierre is worried and asks for advice,” says another. In the event of an impasse, Pierre Ménès would consider taking the matter to the labor tribunal and asking Canal + for a high indemnity. This is the setting for what looks like an arm wrestling.
After the broadcast of "I am not a slut, I am a journalist" last March, Pierre Ménès tried to defend himself on the set of "Touche pas à mon poste", hosted by Cyril Hanouna. "Canal + forced Pierre to go there", reports his entourage. Since then, he had regained control of his communication by announcing to "withdraw". "Until further notice," stressed the channel. For his part, Pierre Ménès received several proposals for the rest of his career.