Despite the firm denial of Alexis Crobière and Raquel Garrido, as well as the apologies of the editorial staff of Le Point, the journalist concerned declares: “I am sure of my info”. This Wednesday, June 22, Le Point published a bloody article on the Insoumis group formed by Rachel Garrido and Alexis Corbière. According to this article, the LFI deputies would have employed an undocumented cleaning lady, in incredible working conditions. The employee is presented as underpaid, sometimes receiving “150€ per week” and humiliated by her bosses. However, the couple directly denied the information point by point, threatening the editorial staff with legal reprisals. Read also: Did the LFI couple of Alexis Corbière and Raquel Garrido underpay and humiliate an undocumented cleaning lady? But nearly 24 hours after the publication of the article in question in Le Point, more and more information seems to incriminate the writer of the article. The chief editor apologizes and withdraws the @LePoint article.
But it cannot stop there. The whole profession is concerned. It is the honor of the profession that is at stake and the trust that citizens place in the press.
Sanctions must be pronounced. pic.twitter.com/oYy0tRCCI5— Alexis Corbière (@alexiscorbiere) June 23, 2022 Negligent journalistic work? Very quickly, the Insoumis deputies denounced “a new slander operation”. At the beginning of the afternoon of this Thursday, June 23, the article incriminating the LFI couple was deleted by the editorial staff of Le Point. Étienne Gernelle, director of the newspaper, published a short reaction on his Twitter, in which he evokes “errors and breaches of caution”. The official said he was continuing “the investigation to understand what happened”. The newspaper presented its “flat and sincere” apologies to the couple of deputies as well as to its readers. Supposed messages that fuel doubt Following accusations of defamation by the LFI couple, the journalist behind the article, Aziz Zemouri, published the supposed incriminating messages on his Twitter account. However, many Internet users denounce a questionable framing concerning the profile photo of the young deputy Raquel Garrido. Subsequently, journalists published the contact of the rebellious policy on various platforms. In the screenshots provided, Raquel Garrido never has the profile picture seen in Aziz Zemouri’s posts. It is neither his iOS photo, nor his WhatsApp photo, nor his Telegram photo. It’s an exchange on Android. This would therefore mean that the recipient (the cleaning lady) added the photo of Garrido and then slightly cropped it. Who do this ? pic.twitter.com/UFpYHVSx4P— Olivier Tesquet (@oliviertesquet) June 22, 2022 According to Liberation, many relatives of the Insoumins attest that Raquel Garrido could never express himself in this way. sms from the undocumented domestic worker who worked at least until Monday 20/06 for Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière in the Paris apartment where she managed their daughters, cleaning etc. pic.twitter.com/pXDyMWLcib— aziz zemouri (@azizzemouri1) June 22, 2022 New evidence would be transmitted during the defamation trial The Point journalist implicated in the case was contacted by Liberation. Despite the caution of his reaction, he once again confirms the veracity of his information, declaring: “I am sure of my info”. Those who appear publicly as defenders of the widow and the orphan are ontologically irreproachable. A “journalist of the Express” in reality a militant of the republican printps defends Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière. To justify modern slavery. Everything is said.— aziz zemouri (@azizzemouri1) June 23, 2022 He assumes with Liberation that the couple’s children would not be educated in Paris, as he had said. However, he says their youngest child would be “transported” every night to the capital for the employee to look after. He also admitted never having met the alleged employee. Aziz Zemouri would only communicate with her via SMS and voice messages. He says he “checked all the information she gave”. Confronted with the identity and photo of the supposed undocumented cleaning lady, Rachel Garrido claims never to have seen or known this person. The MP also called for the “immediate” dismissal of the journalist. Of which act. I demand the immediate dismissal of @azizzemouri1.
I will not stop there. I do not forgive that he took it out on our children. My family has suffered too much. The harm done is indelible.
I thank the citizens and journalists who helped to dismantle the slander. https://t.co/N1DQawsG94— Raquel Garrido (@RaquelGarridoFr) June 23, 2022