Pierre Ménès, former consultant on Canal +, regrets the fallout from the documentary “I am not a slut, I am a journalist” by his former colleague, Marie Portolano.
After three months of silence, Pierre Ménès has been speaking repeatedly since Monday. He thus confirmed his departure from Canal + to AFP, before settling his accounts in Télé Star with Hervé Mathoux, his former sidekick from the Canal Football Club (CFC), and Nathalie Iannetta, his former colleague at Canal +.
He also spoke in Le Figaro and denounces the repercussions of the documentary “I am not a slut, I am a journalist” by Marie Portolano, broadcast on Canal + on March 21. The broadcast of scenes cut during the assembly earned him accusations of sexual assault. He has since been ousted from the air before his contract was terminated. Three months later, he is bitter against Marie Portolano, part of M6 since then and who recently deplored the “manhunt” against him.
“I wouldn’t say that she broke my career – because I’m going to show everyone that I’m not dead – but she still gave me a hell of a blow”, he says in Le Figaro .Advertisement
“Ten years to whine about a kiss is a long time anyway, isn’t it?”
He is surprised to find himself targeted for two forced kisses on journalist Isabelle Moreau, in February 2011 on the CFC set, and Francesca Antoniotti, columnist on C8. “How are you, he regrets. Ten years to whine about a kiss is a long time anyway, isn’t it?”
He still defends himself by swearing to have acted under the effects of his disease, he who underwent a liver and kidney transplant in 2016. “I had encephalopathies, it is when there is ammonia – like the liver doesn’t work anymore – which gets to the brain, he explains. And you can behave inconsistently. You can fall into a coma, have amnesias, well everything fits. When I went to see Dr. Khayat, who is the head doctor of the American hospital where I had dialysis, he said to me ‘do they realize what state you were in at that time?’ If Canal had had anything to fire me for serious misconduct, they wouldn’t have bothered, but that’s far from the case. “
He concludes by saying that he regrets “a form of relentlessness”. “I arrived in the middle of the Duhamel, Berry, Poivre d’Arvor affair who – it is all three proven – really did things (none was convicted, but Duhamel admitted facts of incest before the police, editor’s note), he continues. I didn’t do anything to anyone, there was no complaint, there is no judicial investigation, there is nothing and I I feel like I took the strongest media wave. “