In August 2020, on the set of the CNews show “Face à l’info”, Éric Zemmour strongly attacked the rebellious Danièle Obono, accusing her of several things including the fact of “saying all her love for Mohammed Merah, who kills Jewish children.”
Éric Zemmour is fixed. The former presidential candidate was found guilty of complicity in public defamation against LFI MP Danièle Obono, this Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The president of Reconquête! was sentenced to a suspended fine of 1,000 euros. Alongside him, the publishing director of CNews, on which the polemicist had made the comments in question in 2020, was also found guilty of public defamation. He received a sentence identical to that of Éric Zemmour.
As reported West France, which echoes the AFP, they will both have to jointly pay 1,000 euros to the Paris MP in damages. The Paris criminal court also asked CNews to delete the video of the program during which the comments were made within two weeks following the date on which the court’s decision becomes final.
In August 2020, on the set of the CNews show Faced with information, Éric Zemmour had charged the rebellious Danièle Obono, affirming in particular that she refused “to say ‘Long live France’ on television”, that she organized “meetings forbidden to white people”. He then also criticized him for “expressing all his love for Mohammed Merah, who kills Jewish children.” Statements for which there is no “factual basis” to corroborate them, the court ruled on Wednesday.