"Today, we're going to close the case." It is the presenter of the talk show broadcast on C8 who took things in hand this Tuesday, October 3 by inviting Alex Goude to speak following the incident that occurred last week with Valérie Bénaïm.
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As a reminder, Wednesday, September 27, the columnists of "Touche pas à mon poste" were invited to share duet dances. The 48-year-old comedian, associated with the journalist, had let himself be won over by the enthusiasm of the moment by placing his hands on the buttocks of his colleague. A gesture immediately reproached by Cyril Hanouna. This was followed by an eventful week on social networks for Alex Goude, between virulent messages and death threats.
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Before the arrival of the columnist in question on the set, it was up to Valérie Bénaïm, the main concerned, to speak. "I hated Alex's gesture, it's a totally inappropriate gesture. And at the same time I hated my reaction because at the time I did not know how to react, "she said with hindsight while thanking Cyril Hanouna for his management of the case. "Obviously I talked about it with Alex. Apology accepted, case closed," the journalist said.
'No intention of hurting me'
After the explanations of Valérie Bénaïm, it is the turn of Alex Goude to enter the set of "Touche pas à mon poste", the contrite mine. "It's unacceptable, it's not normal, I should never have done this and I don't know what took me. I've never done that to anyone in my life," he said. "This is the hardest moment I have experienced in my career," said Alex Goude before adding that he was not present to vent about his personal life. "I'm not the victim, I'm the executioner."
That being said, the show's columnist was keen to set the record straight. Alex Goude affirmed, with the support of Cyril Hanouna, that he was in no way fired from "Touche pas à mon poste". "It's not the case but I need to breathe for two seconds because what I'm experiencing is very complex, like Valerie," he said.
Far from defending him, Valérie Bénaïm still wanted to delay the situation. "Alex had no intention of hurting me, that I felt a sense of humiliation. [...] I told him 'you're a moron' but I had in front of me a man who was in total contrition." The columnist then separated this inappropriate gesture - coming from "a boy who wanted to make a valve that went off the rails" - from a sexual act from a stranger.