The comedian Guillaume Meurice was questioned by the police on Tuesday, November 21, as part of an investigation for provocation of hatred and aggravated public insult, the Nanterre prosecutor’s office informed Agence France-Presse, at the following a sketch made on the air of France Inter, which earned him accusations of anti-Semitism.
“The free hearing which took place today is part of an open investigation (…) for incitement to hatred and aggravated public insult, following a complaint from the OJE (European Jewish Organization) dated November 6″detailed the public prosecutor.
Guillaume Meurice posted on Tuesday on X the header of the report of his summons by the Parisian judicial police, commenting: “It’s the story of a guy… who makes jokes in 2023.”
On October 29, the comedian described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on France Inter as “kind of a Nazi but without a foreskin”.
Warning but no dismissal
His employer sanctioned him with a ” warning “but the CEO of Radio France, Sibyle Veil, said in an interview with The Sunday Tribune not having wanted to fire him, for ” not ensend a signal that some would have hastened to exploit”.
The matter was referred to the Regulatory Authority for Audiovisual and Digital Communication (Arcom) at the end of October.
The latest episode of Charline Vanhoenacker’s show “Le Grand Dimanche Soir”, where Guillaume Meurice is a columnist, was not recorded in public as usual, due to death threats received by the team . Last Sunday, the show was not broadcast due to health problems of the Belgian journalist and host.
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