The polemicist Eric Zemmour, targeted by several accusations of sexual assault revealed in particular by the press, will remain on the air on CNews.
About ten days ago, Gaëlle Lenfant, municipal councilor in Aix-en-Provence, a former journalist for Le Figaro and CNews, had published a post in which she claimed to have been forcibly kissed by Zemmour in 2005. “He s' is served. It was years ago, but the disgust doesn't go away, ”she wrote. His post was a reaction to the unveiling in Aix of a poster calling for the candidacy of the columnist, who has as many fans as contemptors, in the next presidential election.
A few days after this publication, the Belgian journalist and author Aurore Van Opstal had affirmed on Twitter that Eric Zemmour had "caressed her thigh to the crotch" "three" minutes after their meeting in a Parisian cafe.
His testimony, developed in an investigation published Thursday by Mediapart, has since disappeared from the social network after the closure of his Twitter account.
Mediapart added to their story that of four women, one recounting an “inappropriate” attitude in 2012 while she was an intern at Figaro, an ambiguous SMS in 2019 sent to a CNews editor or the assault on 'a makeup artist in the dressing room.
No complaint against Eric Zemmour has been announced, AFP has learned. His lawyer refused to comment, as did the group Le Figaro where the polemicist has been working since 1996. Asked by AFP, Canal +, parent company of the news channel CNews, confirmed that he remained at the helm. 'antenna, without further comment.