The affair of the clandestine dinners having been able to accommodate a government minister is far from over.
This Wednesday evening, she knows a new twist.
A search took place at the home of the alleged chef of one of these dinners on April 1 at the Palais Vivienne, according to our information.
The broadcast last Friday of a report by M 6 on lavish clandestine dinners in Paris sparked a heated controversy, one of the organizers, identified as Pierre-Jean Chalençon, claiming to have "dined in the week in 2-3 illegal restaurants" where he would have come across "ministers".
Since then, the troublemaker fan of Napoleon has reconsidered his statements, explaining that he wanted to make "humor".
However, in the face of the outcry over this report on social networks, in particular with a hashtag #OnVeutLesNoms, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin had asked the Paris police prefect, Didier Lallement, on Sunday to open an investigation to examine the reality or not of the facts denounced.
In the process, the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz for his part opened a criminal investigation.
The search carried out at Christophe Leroy, "the chef of the stars", comes at a time when the M 6 report mentioned a dinner at the Palais Vivienne "around a caviar and champagne menu" at the price of "220 euros per person" concocted by the cook.
A disturbing testimony
At the same time, new elements on this vilified evening were revealed during the TPMP program, by Cyril Hanouna.
One of the dinner servers was present on the set to testify but without revealing his identity.
"Indeed, there was a politician" he confirmed to the host.
“Between servers, we brief each other.
I was told a politician is at this table.
It is a person who has gray hair and who is in the government at the moment ”, specified the waiter who admitted to have also been at fault by coming to work“ in the black ”.
"A politician with gray hair"
Bruno, waiter for Pierre-Jean Chalençon's evening of April 1 at the Palais Vivienne, comes out of the silence in #TPMP and talks about the personalities present!
- TPMP (@TPMP) April 7, 2021
The waiter also recognized Christophe Leroy in the kitchen.
This witness who says he did not appreciate the eccentric denials of Pierre-Jean Chalençon, also mentioned the presence of "a big host who rocked my childhood, and another personality, a TV columnist who still works regularly".