I-tele is going through its worst conflict since the creation of the French TV news channel. The strike began on October 17th due to strikers demanding the departure of Jean-Marc Morandini’s Tv show. Indeed the French presenter is at the heart of a scandal being charged of corruption of minors during castings for a show.
In 2009, he asked a child to pose naked for some pictures and between 2012 and 2013 he sent messages with sexual propositions to children. For that, he received legal proceedings. Between July and September Jean-Marc Morandini has been investigated for two complaints deposited by two young men.
The corruption of minors is liable to five years of detention and 75,000 euros of fine.
After one week of strike, 85% of the channel’s employees continue to protest even if the management of the channel decided to suspend his show. The official reason that they gave were technical issues.
Some of them called for a new rally this Tuesday at 1. pm in front of the headquarters of the channel.
Lucas Honvo, IEJ 1D