Complaints against Guillaume Meurice for ‘incitement to violence and anti-Semitic hatred’ rejected: Details revealed

2024-04-22 12:54:52

The complaints against Guillaume Meurice for “incitement to violence and anti-Semitic hatred” and “public insults of an anti-Semitic nature” were rejected, “Libération” learns from the France Inter comedian. In one column, he described Benjamin Netanyahu as “a kind of Nazi, but without a foreskin.”

Offense “not sufficiently characterized”. The complaints for “incitement to violence and anti-Semitic hatred” and “public insults of an anti-Semitic nature” directed at Guillaume Meurice was dismissed by the public prosecutor in Nanterre, we learned Release to the person concerned this Monday, April 22. In the classification record, it Release was able to consult, the public prosecutor’s office in Nanterre shows that it “decided, after studying the elements in the file, to close the complaint against him without further action, the offenses charged do not seem to me to be sufficiently characterized”.

The hierarchical superiors of Guillaume Meurice, Charline Vanhoneacker and Sibyle Veil, director of publishing for France Inter, have also been acquitted. Their responsibility could not be “legally bound” according to the prosecution: “the investigation has confirmed that the program was broadcast live, that Mr. Meurice wrote his columns alone and did not communicate them for pre-validation to any responsible person at France Inter.”

“My lawyer called me late last week to tell me. But I just received the document”, specifies Guillaume Meurice. And at the bottom? “The decision seems quite logical to me”laughs the comedian.

The affair began on 29 October. During the Sunday broadcast to France Inter Great Sunday eveningsparks Guillaume Meurice an idea about “Netanyahu costume” for Halloween, described as “a kind of Nazi, but without a foreskin.” The joke makes people laugh in the studio, but less so outside. The comedian receives a lot of insults and threats on social networks. November 6 after a meeting between the comedian and Sibyle Veil, the head of Radio France. She gave him a warning, which Meurice intends to do “challenge in court”. The management does not blame him for the joke, but for not having spoken according to the feelings that his column caused.

More information to come…

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