tribunal The Reworld Media and Prisma Media groups will have to pay several thousand euros to the polemicist “under the right to respect for his private life” and ” under the right to his image »
Eric Zemmour. — Laurent Coust/SOPA Images/SIPA
The magazines Voici and Closer, assigned the year; e last in court by the far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour for violation of his rights. privacy, have been sentenced this week by the court of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine), to the opposite of Paris Match, which won the case. “ The three disputes relate to the revelation of the sentimental relationship maintained by Eric Zemmour and his adviser, Sarah Knafo, during the period preceding his declaration for the presidential or contemporary campaign of it », indicated a judicial source.
According to the judgment consulted; Wednesday by AFP, the group Reworld Media, owner of Closer, is condemned; to pay 3,000 euros to the former candidate for the presidential election, « under the right to respect for one's private life » and “ under the right to his image ». The group is also doomed. to pay 8,000 euros to Mylène Chichportich, the wife of the polemicist. In a press release published in October 2022, the lawyers of the former far-right candidate denounced « stolen photos » of the spouses published by Closer.
Debate of general interest
Prisma Media, owner silence of Behold, is also condemned; to pay 3,000 euros to Eric Zemmour, for the same reasons. The magazine had published in September 2022 photos and a text on the proximity; between Eric Zemmour and Sarah Knafo.
Regarding Paris Match, which had been assigned for its September 2022 front page on the « very close adviser » of Eric Zemmour, the magazine mentioned the refusal to divorce Mylène Chichportich, which was interpreted by the court as being part of a debate of general interest. The Lagardère News group is therefore not condemned. Contacted, Eric Zemmour's lawyer did not wish to comment on this decision.