“The violence to which my client is subjected is unheard of.
However, she does not weaken her desire to satisfy her passion: honoring French cuisine, ”reacted in a press release sent to the Parisian lawyer for chef Christophe Leroy, implicated in the clandestine dinners affair.
In the wake of the outcry sparked by a report by M 6, which shows, with a hidden camera, the holding of dinners in high places of the capital, while France is again confined, the Paris prosecutor has opened a criminal investigation .
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Underground dinners: Christophe Leroy, the "chef of the stars" with a tarnished star
It led, Wednesday, to a search of the home of Christophe Leroy, who is suspected of having cooked for some of these dinners organized at the Palais Vivienne, owned by the collector and friend of the chef, Pierre-Jean Chalençon.
"A real unjustified media relentlessness"
"Mr. Christophe Leroy, who is suffering from a real unjustified media harassment intends in the immediate future to reserve his statements for the investigators in charge of the case", reacts this Thursday his lawyer Thierry Fradet, specifying that his client has become attached to "the prosecutor the Republic of Paris to tell him that he was at their disposal ”.
“Following this process, he was the subject of a home visit during which he was able to submit a number of documents establishing that the services he provided were carried out, as the law authorizes, in private homes and not in establishments open to the public (ERP) of the restaurant type, ”also explains the lawyer.
He also castigates the “bad trial that has been done to him”, since the report of M 6, whose journalists would have, according to him, “acted under legally objectionable conditions”, using a hidden camera.
"Mr. Leroy also reserves the right to initiate any legal action that appears necessary", threatens the lawyer.
April Fools "
He also contradicts the first assertions of Pierre-Jean Chalençon, friend of his client, with whom he pauses on many clichés posted on social networks, concerning the presence at these tables of members of the executive.
In the report of M 6, a man whose face is hidden but who could well be the collector, had assured to have dined "this week in two or three restaurants (...) supposedly clandestine, with a certain number of ministers ".
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"With ministers in illegal restaurants": the Bérézina by Pierre-Jean Chalençon
Before changing his mind, first through his lawyer, who detected in him the quality of handling "brilliantly the sense of the absurd."
", Then, at the microphone of BFMTV, even evoking an" April Fool's Day ".
"In any event and contrary to what has been said in an unprofessional manner, no member of the Government participated in the meals", answers Christophe Leroy's lawyer.
To date, the presence of members of the executive at an illegal dinner has indeed not been determined.