Not a day goes by without "Complement" being mentioned at the moment on the set of "Touche pas à mon poste". First for the main interested party and his columnists to comment on the issue devoted to Cyril Hanouna, then to cover the broadcast of the one on Gérard Depardieu, last night on France 2.
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It shows footage showing the actor making obscene remarks about several women and a 10-year-old girl: "Women love to ride horses. They have their rubbing on the pommel of the saddle. That's a big slut. If he ever gallops, she cums." These statements are taken from the rushes of a film directed by Yann Moix, but never broadcast. "It was my 'producer' who gave the rushes of my shoot without telling me. His name is Anthony Dufour. I will file a complaint against him, "had told Yann Moix to the Figaro a few hours before the broadcast of the investigative magazine of France 2.
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The director is this Friday, December 8 in "Touche pas à mon poste". "He will be accompanied by ourJacques Cardoze, whom we took in consultation so as not to pay him today," Cyril Hanouna said ironically before launching the recap of the affair. Indeed, the former presenter of "Complement" was not present tonight at the columnists' table during the previous topics.
While the cause of defending women is entirely just, the methods are disgusting
Yann Moix in "TPMP"
"This film was shot in September 2018, when there were no accusations against Gérard Depardieu," says Yann Moix in the introduction before denouncing the editing of "Complement": "These images are not in my film because I considered that the remarks that were made here are unbearable and above all that they were not faithful to the days I spent with Gérard Depardieu. The unbearable and unconscionable jokes you hear there were one or two percent of the texture of a day."
He continues: "Someone led me to believe that he was producing a film about Gérard Depardieu in North Korea that I would be the author of and in fact these images ended up against my will and my will in 'Complement'. I don't know if the producers, if Hikari and Anthony Dufour, abused the trust of France Télévisions or if "Complement" knew what they were doing. But what I can tell you is that while the cause of defending women is completely just, the methods are disgusting."
Who owns the images?
Yann Moix has been trying for two and a half years to recover his rushes, which are believed to be held by his producer Anthony Dufour. The latter claimed on X (formerly Twitter) that there is "no image of Yann Moix in the Complement of Investigation on Gérard Depardieu".
In reality, the courts must determine who is the owner of these famous rushes, the artist-director or the producer? "The artist is the moral owner of his images or works," says Yann Moix. "The images belong to the producer a priori, but the producer can't do anything without the author. It's a couple that can not unravel," says Jacques Cardoze who believes that "it is impossible" that his former team at France Télévisions did not "understand that Yann Moix was there and that he was filming".
Yann Moix assures that if the investigative magazine presented by Tristan Waleckx had asked him for his rushes for "a cause to defend", he would have accepted. But he was never contacted. "I just wanted to ask for my permission because I own these images," he says.
"I'm going to attack them and it's going to cost a lot of money. First of all, there is a breach of trust and that is theft. I own these images. I've never made a penny on this film," says Yann Moix, before insinuating that while he "wasn't paid to make this film," Anthony Dufour was: "In my opinion, he made a lot of money." On the other hand, given the obscene remarks, part of which was made public by "Complement", "the film will never be released. I made a film for nothing because there is such a thing as morality," concludes Yann Moix.