Thierry Casasnovas, guru follower of raw food, placed in police custody
Youtube Thierry Casasnovas

Youtube Thierry Casasnovas

Thierry Casasnovas, an influencer who advocates raw food, has been placed in police custody.

JUSTICE – The cantor of fasting and raw food on Youtube Thierry Casasnovas, who is the subject of a judicial investigation in particular for “ illegal practice of medicineis in police custody this Thursday evening, March 9, we learned from the Perpignan prosecution.

According to the Parisianthe 48-year-old man was taken into custody on Tuesday, as was one of his associates, specifies Le Figaro. The decision to present him to a judge on Friday for a possible indictment has not yet been taken.

A search took place in February 2022 at the home of this influencer, based in the Pyrénées-Orientales, who had not been placed in police custody at the time.

During the summer of 2020, the prosecution had opened a judicial investigation against him for “ illegal exercise of the profession of doctor”« abuse of weakness ” et « misleading business practices”before adding, in the fall of 2021, the head of“economic and financial offences”.

More than 600 reports, a record

Thierry Casasnovas, who presents himself as a naturopath, has become known for his videos, watched by hundreds of thousands of subscribers, where he defends raw eating and abstinence to live better, regenerate and detoxify his body. According to these videos, these practices can prevent or even cure cancer, diabetes or depression. He would also organize internships.

The guru announced in June 2021 to his approximately 600,000 subscribers that he was going to retire from public life “because of the risks of closure of the Youtube channel and harassment”. He finally returned to social media in April 2022.

Last November, the interministerial mission for vigilance and the fight against sectarian aberrations (Miviludes), was again alarmed by the influence of Thierry Casasnovas on several followers, who in particular “ renounced their medical treatment”.

Always according to the Parisianthe Miviludes would have received 600 reports against him since 2011. “He is the person who is the subject of the greatest number of referrals with in particular more than 50 in 2021”specifies the day-to-day interministerial mission.

The announcement of his placement in police custody comes as the first meetings against sectarian aberrations have just opened in Paris.

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