AAs rumors of his potential 2022 presidential candidacy gain momentum, the journalist from the Figaro and CNews star columnist Éric Zemmour will have to retire from the daily if he were to embark on the race for the Élysée, assured the newspaper’s direction to the Society of Journalists (SDJ) of Figaro.
During a meeting organized this week with the editorial director of Figaro, Alexis Brézet, and devoted to editorial questions, the SDJ reports having addressed “the situation of Eric Zemmour” on two counts, in a report which Agence France-Presse obtained a copy on Friday, June 4.
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First of all, concerning the multiple accusations of sexual assault targeting him, revealed in particular by the press, Alexis Brézet confirmed the position of the newspaper, which has so far taken no sanction against the editorialist, just like the CNews news channel which kept it on air. Internally, “neither the management of the newspaper, nor the group’s human resources, nor any of the prevention bodies provided for this purpose have been informed of any problematic elements or situation concerning Eric Zemmour,” he said. He underlines.
Outside the Figaro, “There is no complaint, no open investigation, nothing other than press articles, of which a certain number of precedents are there to remind us that it is not possible without legal risk to draw consequences. individual, ”he added, according to the SDJ.
“Things are absolutely clear between us”
Another point discussed during this meeting, the question of a potential candidacy of the editorialist for the presidential election. “If Éric Zemmour expressed his intention to be a candidate, the day he crossed the line, we would take the necessary decisions. It’s obvious: you can’t be a journalist at the same time Figaro and candidate for the presidential election, ”assured the editorial director, according to the report.
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“Things are absolutely clear between us: the day he shows his intentions, he will no longer be able to write for Le Figaro “, Said the official. Nevertheless, the SDJ of Figaro notes about Eric Zemmour “that the manifestations of his intentions are multiplying, in particular through the testimonies of personalities who support him in this process or who have been requested by him to prepare a campaign”, and therefore calls on him to ” examine possible solutions ”with management in order to“ prevent difficulties ”that could arise from this situation.