The polemicist Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala was sentenced on Friday July 2 in three separate cases. In one of these cases, in Paris, he was indicted for “anti-Semitic public insult” and “contestation of a crime against humanity” in two videos from May 2020. He was sentenced to four months in prison. imprisonment.
Dieudonné maintains that he is not the author of the incriminated videos. It is “deepfake”, a very sophisticated digital rigging technique, explained the polemicist during his trial in May.
In another case, he was judged in his absence in Paris for insulting an official, in this case Frédéric Potier, former interministerial delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred, in another video released in September 2020. The court sentenced him to 10 000 euros fine.
His lawyer, David De Stefano, told AFP that his client, absent from the hearing was going to appeal the two Parisian decisions.
Finally, in Nice, Dieudonné was sentenced to a 5,000 euros fine for public insult to the mayor of the city Christian Estrosi, for comments made in a video dating from March 2019, the lawyer of the elected official told AFP on Friday. Philippe Blanchetier. The polemicist will also have to pay 3,000 euros in damages to the elected official and reimburse his legal costs up to 2,000 euros.
Dieudonne has already been sentenced on appeal last week to three years’ imprisonment, two of which is firm, and a fine of 200,000 euros, for having embezzled more than one million euros of unrecorded revenue from his shows.