A hostess at Parc des Princes reported to police, after the match between PSG and Nantes ended, acts of sexual assault by Pierre Menes (58), without filing a complaint.
According to the Parisian he would have touched this woman's chest. He was taken into police custody on December 9, and later released that evening.
On Wednesday, he will be summoned by the Paris Criminal Court to answer the complaint and the "Nike" case. Mediapart published a March 2021 article stating that Mr. Menes was the subject of a "sexual assault" complaint filed by an employee at a Parisian sporting equipment store in October 2018.
According to the investigation site this complaint was dismissed on January 17, 2019, after being reminded by the Paris prosecutor's Office of the law, which has a criminal orientation that can be modified in the case of new facts. Arash Derambarsh, his lawyer, stated that "my client is completely calm" regarding facts that were not at all characterized. He also said that he would demonstrate the slander that had damaged the honor of Mr. Menes.
Concerning the sexual assault of Pierre Menes at Parc des Princes, the lawyer stated in December that he had "six testimony which clear Pierre Menes".
The council claims that there is no evidence or complaint in the file.
Mr. Menes filed an accusation of slanderous denunciation. He produced three witness statements, "confirming unanimously" that he spent all of his time with them from the moment he arrived at the dressing room to the end of the match. According to the complaint, he was referred to as "post-match".
After being accused of sexual assault, the former star columnist for the "Canal Football Club", was forced to quit the encrypted channel July 1. This marked the end of almost twelve years of cooperation. After a Canal documentary about sexism and sports newsrooms was broadcast, the ex-star columnist of the "Canal Football Club" quit the encrypted channel. Incriminating sequences were revealed during editing, at the request of the channel. This is believed to have been done in order to protect him.
Pierre Menes, the co-director of the documentary with Marie Portolano is prominently accused of taking Marie Portolano's skirt off the air. As part of an investigation by the Paris prosecutor, Ms. Portolano was not able to lodge a complaint.
Pierre Menes claimed not to have any memory of the incident. He was suffering from non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis, which prevented him from being able to work for seven months. He was also criticised for forcing Isabelle Moreau, a journalist, to kiss him on TV in 2011, and Francesca Antoniotti, a columnist in 2016, to kiss him.
These facts were present before the wave began.
He claims that he has been in close collaboration with Canal for eleven years and was only summoned once in 2018 to "take it easy" on his reflections. Last year, he received a warning about an interview that would have been published on Youtube without authorization.
The columnist created a digital platform for football in October with Reworld Media. It is called the "Pierrot Football Club".