The star host of M6 had so far refrained from making any allusion to the situation he is going through. A few days ago, Stéphane Plaza posted a message on his Instagram account that echoes it. This is the first time since the publication of the Mediapart investigation on 21 September, in which three of his ex-girlfriends accuse him of violence. Following complaints from the alleged victims, the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation for "domestic violence". In response, the private channel M6 also opened an internal investigation, which revealed "no element justifying a sanction".
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While the courts have not yet issued a decision, the public square seems to have done so for them, some say. His over-hyped media coverage and consequences were deemed excessive by his colleague Éric Antoine, who said in October: "Whatever happens, his life is shattered." Her friend, the decorator Sophie Ferjani, denounced an association of women in league against Stéphane Plaza to "create a buzz". According to her, "they wiped him out."
'He's still in shock'
His lawyer, Hélène Plumet, chose "Touche pas à mon poste" to give news of her client nearly a month after his last appearance on the show. "He's not well, he's still in shock," she told Cyril Hanouna before hinting that "he's starting to get better." This is also the impression that the host has given on his Instagram account in recent days.
"The circumstances of life teach us to become attentive to the slightest sign that presents itself to us.... Sometimes these signs have connotations of meaning and are crystal clear. Others may be abstract, but their purpose is identical!" he stressed without clearly addressing the accusations against him. "These signs help us to stand firm and remain hopeful!" he said. The M6 host then quoted a Swedish proverb that seems to resonate particularly with him: "Stay strong because things will get better. The weather may be stormy, but it can't rain forever..."
This is not the first time that the 53-year-old has resorted to these quotes in which one cannot help but imagine references to the current situation. "The darkness of the night is succeeded by the brightness of the day, and the tears of sadness become tears of joy again..." It was always through a post on the social network that he appeared particularly philosophical. "Life teaches us that it is sometimes during the calmest moments that an unexpected storm is prepared.... It doesn't matter how intense the storm is! Fate always brings us back to the right path."