Yassine Belattar was prosecuted for death threats and crimes against several personalities in the entertainment world in 2018 and 2019. The Paris Criminal Court sentenced him on Monday to four months of suspended imprisonment.
The court considered that the facts of death threats and crimes against the screenwriter and director Kader Aoun were "established and objectified" by the recordings of several phone calls. The 41-year-old comedian was also found guilty of malicious conversations with another comedian, Kevin Razy. He was ordered to pay 500 euros in damages to the latter, and a symbolic euro to Kader Aoun.
On the other hand, the defendant was acquitted of the charges of death threats against David Weisbrod, production manager of Kader Aoun. Yassine Belattar had said he wanted to "set fire" to his offices.
Duty of care
The radio host, who became a polemicist and voice of the suburbs with the Élysée, was indicted in March 2019, including for death threats and repeated threats of crimes, in a commercial dispute in connection with the purchase of a Parisian theater. These lawsuits had cost him his place on Radio Nova, where he had hosted the daily show "Les 2016 Glorieuses" since 30.
His four-month suspended prison sentence - the prosecution had requested a six-month suspended sentence - is accompanied by an obligation to provide care and a ban on meeting the victims.
Franco-Moroccan, Yassine Belattar was the first comedian to return to the stage at the Bataclan after the attacks of November 13, 2015. His speeches on the suburbs earned him the attention of Emmanuel Macron, who had appointed him in 2018 to the Presidential Council of Cities, intended to feed the executive's reflection on priority neighborhoods.