Michel Venne was sentenced to six months in prison in November 2021. However, he was released during the appeal process.
It was in 2017, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, that Léa Clermont-Dion filed a complaint.
Me Nouraie submitted to the Court of Appeal that the credibility and reliability of witnesses were at the heart of the debate.
According to her, the trial judge misjudged the testimonies, forgiving errors in that of Léa Clermont-Dion while being more severe towards that of Michel Venne .
The prosecution replies that the ex-journalist was entitled to a fair trial. By raising several grounds of appeal, the defense is showing imagination, observed Me Olivier T. Raymond, of the DPCP.
If we need to pull in all directions, it is perhaps because the judgment is unassailable, added the prosecutor.
The three judges of the Court of Appeal reserved the case. Léa Clermont-Dion attended the hearing, as did Michel Venne, who was sentenced to six months in prison. He is, however, at large during the appeal process.
- Yannick Bergeron (View profile)