Héloïse Goy with Alexis Patri 10:30 am, January 07, 2022

The Nanterre public prosecutor's office opens a preliminary investigation for acts of harassment and sexual assault alleged against sports commentator Pierre Ménès.

this investigation follows on from Marie Portolano's documentary, "I am not a slut, I am a journalist", broadcast last March on the Canal + channel.

After the public revelations and an internal investigation at Canal +, it is the turn of the courts to take up the case.

The Nanterre prosecutor's office opens a preliminary investigation into facts of harassment and sexual assault.

An investigation which targets the former sports columnist of Canal + Pierre Ménès.

The opening of this investigation follows Marie Portolano's documentary on sexism in sports journalism, 

I am not a slut, I am a journalist. 

It was broadcast on Canal + last March.

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, a total of seven people denounced acts of harassment committed by Pierre Ménès.

The sports commentator is notably accused of having lifted Marie Portolano's skirt and touching her buttocks.

He had also forcibly kissed journalists Isabelle Moreau and Francesca Antoniotti on television.

Pierre Ménès had offered them his public apologies following the broadcast of the documentary.

Another case judged in June 2022

But Pierre Ménès is also targeted by another accusation of sexual assault which was allegedly committed after the PSG-Nantes match last November, eight months after the documentary was broadcast.

This case will be judged next June in Paris. 


Documentary by Marie Portolano: the debate should not revolve exclusively around Pierre Ménès

Following the accusations made in Marie Portolano's documentary and after its broadcast, but also following the internal investigation, Pierre Ménès left Canal + in July 2021. He announced two months later to create the "Pierrot Football Club".