Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

French comedian fined for racial insult

Share this article

11:33 CEST+02:00
A popular French comedian was been fined €2,000 on Thursday for a racially insulting a bouncer after one of his shows on the Champs Elysées.

A court found Jean-François Dérec, 55, guilty of calling a man who would not let him enter the dressing room of one of his co-stars a “dirty negro” after a performance at the Champs Elysée Theatre.

The comedian was ordered to pay a €2,000 fine for racial insult, and to pay a symbolic €1 to the victim.

Dérec, who denied the charges, said to the court: “I would never call someone a... I can’t even say the word in front of you.”

He claimed he was a member of the charity SOS Racisme, and said he is “shocked by the judgement” because “being showed up as a racist is the worst thing.”

Dérec has not yet declared if he will be appealing the court’s decision.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.
Advertisement

From our sponsors

Is this the world's most international business school?

It's not just one of the world's leading business schools. It's also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement