The M6 group has opened an internal investigation concerning its flagship host Stéphane Plaza, following the violence of which three of his ex-partners accuse him, according to an investigation published Thursday by Mediapartwhich he disputes, we learned from his management.
“An internal investigation was opened following Mediapart’s paper in order to raise certain points which would not have been raised,” a manager of the group told AFP on Friday. “This is a classic HR procedure,” he added, without further comment.
In its investigation, the Mediapart information site, citing the testimonies of three of the host’s ex-partners, explains having “brought together numerous elements and stories testifying to mistreatment carried out by the real estate agent popularized by M6 on three of his companions: humiliation, threats, verbal and, for two of them, physical violence.”
Stéphane Plaza contests
The host formally contested these accusations. His lawyers denounce “defamatory and insulting accusations”. They believe that “Mediapart acted as relay for three women who undermine the dignity” of Stéphane Plaza, and who “are the target of a criminal complaint that it filed (against them) for harassment and cyberharassment”.
Initially a real estate agent, Stéphane Plaza became a star of the small screen when M6 propelled him in 2006 to the head of the show “Research apartment or house” then “Maison à vente” (2007) and “Chasseurs d’ apartment” (2015).
Designated for several years as the French’s favorite presenter, Stéphane Plaza is one of the sure values of M6, bringing together several million viewers with his various programs.
In January 2022, the M6 group became the majority shareholder of its network of real estate agencies, which has some 60 franchises across France.
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