The investigation report launched by Canal+ following the broadcast of “I’m not a slut” has leaked. And he is rather lenient towards the former journalist of the encrypted channel.
Since the broadcast of the documentary I’m not a bitch, I’m a journalist, Pierre Ménès is targeted by accusations of sexual assault. Today, thanks to our colleagues from BFMTV, we have the revelations of the Canal + internal investigation report. This one is rather lenient towards the journalist. Explanations.
Canal + report leaked
On March 21, 2021, Canal + broadcast the documentary directed by Marie Portolano and Guillaume Priou, entitled I’m not a bitch, I’m a journalist. Following this, Pierre Ménès was taken to task by Internet users. In effect, the latter has been accused by some people of sexual assault and sexist behavior. If at first, the journalist will be suspended by the encrypted channel, he will record his departure a few months later. Moreover, following the affair Canal+ had commissioned a report on the actions of its consultant.
Many witnesses describe Pierre Ménès as a “redneck with a coarse and vulgar customary language” who, when he addresses women, with remarks “often of a sexual and degrading nature”.
(C+ internal survey / via BFM)
—BeFoot (@_BeFoot) February 25, 2022
Almost a year later, the case continues to make noise. Indeed, the investigation report launched by the encrypted channel has leaked. It is BFM TV, which reveals the exact content of it to us. According to our colleagues, forty-two people agreed to answer the questionnaire, including twenty-five men and seventeen women. Among these people, four women believe they have been victims of sexist and inappropriate behavior.
A foul-mouthed redneck
In this report, we learn that Pierre Ménès is described by his former colleagues as a redneck with a coarse and vulgar customary language. When he speaks to women, he often makes comments of a sexual and degrading nature. Despite this description, the investigators recognize that the testimonies do not suggest that he expected favors of a sexual nature in return for his behavior. In other words, there was no action relating to criminal qualification.
Conclusions which did not, however, prevent the prosecution from opening, in early January, a preliminary investigation for sexual assault and sexual harassment. In addition to his slips, Pierre Ménès is also described as a man with two faces. Indeed, he can be very protective with someone he frankly likes, but also very provocative. And especially with newcomers or people not connected to the world of football such as make-up artists.
Pierre Ménès’ lawyer denounces the Canal + report
According to Arash Derambarsh, Pierre Ménès’ lawyer, the Canal + report is an unfair trial against the journalist. For him, the humor of the former consultant has been laughing for years. Jokes that need to be put into context. Besides, he believes that the document of the encrypted string, is worth nothing. Why ? Because there is neither identified place, nor identified name, nor identified infraction. It should also be noted that the people who testified in this report should soon be summoned by the investigators.
The prosecution will surely want to know more about the double behavior of Pierre Ménès. One thing is certain, the journalist, who has since launched a digital platform devoted to football with Reworld Media, will be fixed in the coming months on possible criminal fallout. Case to follow.