The M6 group has opened an internal investigation concerning its flagship host Stéphane Plaza, following the violence of which three of his ex-companions accuse him, according to an investigation published Thursday by Mediapart, which he disputes, we learned from his management.
"An internal investigation has been opened following Mediapart's paper in order to raise certain points that would not have been," an official of the group told AFP on Friday. "This is a classic HR procedure," he added, without further comment.
In its investigation, the news site Mediapart, citing the testimonies of three of the host's ex-companions, explains that it has "gathered many elements and stories testifying to mistreatment exercised by the real estate agent popularized by M6 on three of his companions: humiliations, threats, verbal and, for two of them, physical violence".
Stéphane Plaza contests
The host formally disputed these accusations. His lawyers denounce "defamatory and insulting accusations". They believe that "Mediapart has relayed three women who undermine the dignity" of Stéphane Plaza, and who "are the subject of a criminal complaint he filed (against them) for harassment and cyberharassment".
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Initially a real estate agent, Stéphane Plaza became a star of the small screen when M6 propelled him in 2006 to the head of the show "Recherche appartement ou maison" then "Maison à vente" (2007) and "Chasseurs d'appart" (2015).
Designated for several years favorite host of the French, Stéphane Plaza is one of the sure values of M6, bringing together several million viewers with its various programs.
In January 6, the M2022 group became the majority shareholder of its network of real estate agencies, which includes some 60 franchises across the France.