Invited on the set of C à vous this Friday, January 6, Marc-Olivier Fogiel returned to the reasons which led him to oust Jean-Jacques Bourdin. Last June, the journalist was thanked for BFMTV.
“The management has decided to terminate the employment contract of Mr. Jean-Jacques Bourdin and thus cease all collaboration”. It was with a laconic press release that Altice Media announced that it was separating from the star journalist of BFMTV and RMC on June 17, 2022. A few weeks earlier, he had been the subject of a complaint for attempted sexual assault filed by Fanny Agostini then was shown live by Valérie Pécresse in France in the eyes. “Before starting the show, I would have liked to say a few words”, had begun the one who was then a candidate for the presidential election. Valérie Pécresse then explained that she had “clearly asked the question” to cancel his visit to the set, “due to the opening of an investigation by the courts following a complaint filed against Mr. Bourdin for attempted sexual assault”.
“It is up to justice to decide (the facts) and I respect the presumption of innocence”continued Valérie Pécresse, who then wanted to say “very clearly” that “if these accusations are true, they are serious and must be condemned”. A few days later, Yannick Jadot had canceled his visit to Jean-Jacques Bourdin’s set at the last minute. A trigger for Marc-Olivier Fogiel. “The situation meant that he was no longer in a position to receive prominent political guests since most of them no longer wished to come”, explained the director general of BFMTV on the set of C à vous on Friday January 6, who recalled that during the campaign, political figures no longer wished to be questioned by his star journalist.
Jean-Jacques Bourdin: has the journalist found work?
“It was the cancellation of the visit of Yannick Jadot, which motivated BFMTV and RMC to radically change their strategy, already affirmed sources in the columns of Parisian. Jean-Jacques Bourdin’s employers were afraid of a snowball effect.” Since he was dismissed from BFMTV and RMC, Jean-Jacques Bourdin has found work on the airwaves of Sud Radio. “Doing the job we love is an opportunity! Mine is to inform you, ask questions, share with you. I am so happy to find you on Sud Radio”, rejoiced the husband of Anne Nivat on Twitter. The complaint against him was dismissed by the prosecution on April 7, 2022 for prescription of public action. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s behind me, reacted the complainant to TV Magazine. I had to do it, and I feel liberated from all that. I don’t think about it at all.”