The Bettencourt affair continues to unleash passions! In 2010, the scandal unveiled by Mediapart tainted major political figures. Via clandestine recordings and confidences of relatives, it was found that close friends of Liliane Bettencourt took full advantage of her vulnerability. The wealthy heiress of L’Oréal suffered during her lifetime from Alzheimer’s disease. Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, the daughter of the billionaire who wanted to put her under guardianship to avoid financial abuse, has also dragged this story to court. Nicolas Sarkozy, a time suspected, finally obtained a dismissal. As for Eric Woerth, ex-Minister of the Budget and treasurer of the UMP (Editor’s note: The Republicans), for his part, was released. One of the greatest fortunes in France, the octogenarian aroused many lusts. An incredible saga which seems in any case to interest David Pujadas to this day.
According to our colleagues from Puremédias, the production company of the former presenter of the JT of France 2 would have been inspired by the Bettencourt affair to shoot a series. The development of a fiction based on this politico-financial scandal would have been recorded. For this project, the journalist would also join forces with the Newen group. A company that has proven itself in the field of production. It has also given rise to fictions acclaimed by millions of French people, such as Grand Hotel, Here everything begins, or even Plus belle la vie to name a few. Our colleagues from Puremédias also claim that the series could have 10 episodes. Events related to the Bettencourt affair would also be used for filming purposes. But certain liberties as to the characters or the narration could be taken. For the moment, no broadcaster has been revealed. Case to follow!
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