While the date of his trial for sexual assault was set for Wednesday June 8, 2022, Pierre Ménès could not be tried by the Paris Court. The 58-year-old ex-journalist did not show up. “Pierre Ménès is seriously ill, he will not be present at the hearing”, warned the same morning one of his lawyers, Me Wassermann, whose remarks were reported in the columns of L’Équipe, the same day . The former Canal Football Club columnist on Canal+ is accused of having sexually assaulted a hostess at the Parc des Princes on November 20, 2021, after the match between PSG and Nantes. Le Parisien revealed in particular, on December 9, 2021, that the employee had reported to the police that she had been hit in the chest by Pierre Ménès. She hadn’t filed a complaint. The other two cases that should have been tried today concern two saleswomen in a Nike store. The preliminary investigation had led to the placement in police custody of Pierre Ménès, who denied being the author of these facts. He had, moreover, filed a complaint for slanderous denunciation. President Éric Vivian has decided to postpone the hearing until next year, on March 8, 2023.
“This is a file that cannot be held in 40 minutes. I will be clear: it is not because the alleged victims are not present at the hearing and there is no complaint, that we have to rush this file. You really have to take the time to be able to anticipate everything”, declared (…)
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