This Wednesday, June 8, Pierre Ménès was to be tried for alleged acts of “sexual assault”. The Paris Criminal Court finally decided to postpone this trial to March 8, 2023. “In a case with a gray area for and against, it is to your client’s advantage that it is not a sloppy case”, argued the president of the court to the defense, lamenting a hearing problem which left only one hour for the study of the file.
The 58-year-old sports journalist, “very sick” and hospitalized “until May”, “almost in a coma”according to his lawyer Me Arash Derambarsh, was not present in court, noted an AFP journalist in a trial where no civil parties were also present or represented. “Pierre Ménès will not be able to get better.(. .) He might even die. It’s going to go from bad to worse. This postponement will be detrimental to his health,” added his lawyer, according to The Team.
Pierre Ménès is prosecuted for acts of “touching” at the level of the chest and stomach reported to the police by a hostess at the Parc des Princes after the PSG-Nantes match on November 20, in Paris. This woman had not filed a complaint. He must also respond to a complaint for “sexual assault” filed in October 2018 by an employee of a Parisian Nike store, finally filed away after a reminder to the law by the Paris prosecutor’s office. A penal orientation that can be revised in the event of new facts.