Stéphane Guy, the terrible humiliation


By: Manu Tournoux

Fired by Canal+ in December 2020, Stéphane Guy was the subject of a lunar exchange this Wednesday at the National Assembly.

The story is cruel, of rare cynicism for Stéphane Guy, former star commentator of Canal+ fired in December 2020 for having greeted on the air the comedian Sébastien Thoen, himself disembarked a few days earlier for having parodied the program L’Heure des Pros broadcast on CNews, a Canal group channel.

At the time, the journalist’s dismissal fell ” for disloyalty “. Sébastien Thoen was thanked on “ shareholder decision “. A direct revelation from Maxime Saada, chairman of the board of directors of the Canal+ group cited this Wednesday by the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into TNT frequencies, Aurélien Saintoul, who saw fit to remind Vincent Bolloré, the boss of the Vivendi group – owner of the Canal group.

“Remind me who Stéphane Guy is? »

When the Stéphane Guy case was mentioned by the said rapporteur, Vincent Bolloré first had a surprising reaction: “ Remind me who Stéphane Guy is, I don’t know who he is anymore… »And then to justify himself: “ I honestly believe that I have never met Stéphane Guy in my life. Ask him. I do not know him. And Sébastien Thoen, I think I only saw him once. I was asked to do a show at the Olympia in front of all the Canal + staff. It was at the beginning, when I arrived, and as my reputation was Attila… I was asked to come and introduce myself, and I think he greeted me as I left. But I never spoke with him. So I don’t know him and I have nothing to do with all of these points that you mention. »

In other words, Vincent Bolloré denies having asked for the head of Stéphane Guy. “ I never met him, I don’t know what he did. I’ve never seen what you’re talking abouthe proclaims. Wait, I have a group of 80,000 people as you speak, I don’t know what’s going on. I’m sorry for this boy, I hope everything goes well for him, but I’m absolutely not responsible for anything that happens in a group of that size, it doesn’t exist. In politics, you are responsible for what you say, because that’s what you do all day. But when you are at the head of a large group, French or foreign, you are obliged to manage the six or seven people who report to you. So I can tell you about my relationships with the six or seven people who depended on me at the time. But unfortunately these people (Sébastien Thoen and Stéphane Guy, editor’s note) I don’t know them, I regret. And I feel sorry for them. »

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