Cyril Hanouna, host of the program, was sentenced to a 500 euro suspended fine for defamation against Yves Bouvier, Swiss art dealer. This was during a February 2020 discussion about the Zahia case.
Cyril Hanouna was sentenced on February 25, 2020 in "Touche pas an mon poste" C8, to three years imprisonment. Two of these are suspended, and he is also subject to a fine of 20,000 euro.
Cyril Hanouna was sentenced Tuesday for having introduced Zahia with the following words: "It was thanks to the unpublished testimony from an escort girls that Abousofiane. You hope to obtain a trial review since Sarah, a 49-year-old escort, stated that it was the Swiss businessman Yves Bouvier that initiated Zahia’s commercial sex. Not you."
The host was sentenced to the same sentence that Abousofiane Moustaid received. Both men were required to pay 2,000 Euros in damages and 2,000 Euros in legal fees.
Me Stephane Hasbanian was Cyril Hanouna’s lawyer. He said that he could not comment on the process and the decision. He stated that he would investigate the possibility of opposing. Abousofiane Mohstaid's lawyer refused to comment on the decision.
Abousofiane Mohstaid was found guilty for defamation after declaring, after many exchanges with the host, that she had given addresses to the host and particularly specific trips between spring 2009-spring 2010. His companion, without mentioning his identity, had purchased the plane tickets so that he knew Zahia’s age well. [...] She lied about it to all except the host.