INFO FRANCEINFO. On-line threats towards the “popess of influencers” Magali Berdah: 13 arrests
An investigation was opened in June by the Paris prosecutor’s workplace, after a grievance from Magali Berdah, who advises influencers from actuality TV.
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13 folks have been arrested all through France on Wednesday, October 19, for having threatened the “popess of influencers” Magali Berdah on social networks, franceinfo realized from a supply aware of the matter. The knowledge was confirmed by the Paris prosecutor’s workplace. An investigation was opened on June 1 by the nationwide heart for the combat towards on-line hatred (PNLH) of the Paris public prosecutor’s workplace, after a grievance from Magali Berdah, who advises influencers from actuality TV.
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The investigation, coordinated by the central workplace for the combat towards crimes towards humanity (OCLCH) made it potential to establish these 13 suspects, in round ten departments, from the Paris area to Corsica, by way of Gironde. and the Sarthe. On the finish of their police custody, twelve of them (11 males and one girl) acquired a summons to be tried by the legal court docket in 2023 for “cyberharassment and demise threats, a few of which due to the faith of the sufferer”.
These threats adopted accusations made on the web by rapper Booba. In response to the artist, many shoppers who bought merchandise promoted by influencers both by no means acquired their order or acquired counterfeit gadgets. Booba, adopted by practically 7 million subscribers on Instagram, had created the hashtag #influvoleurs. On Twitter, the rapper had denounced “pedo-sociopaths and thieves, scammers, manipulators”including: “With or with out me, a military has woken up. Be careful…”.
The influencer then claimed to have acquired numerous hate messages of an anti-Semitic nature or demise threats. Magali Berdah had obtained the closure of Booba’s Instagram account, a call that has since been invalidated by the courts – however the account remains to be inaccessible.
If the Paris prosecutor’s workplace opened an investigation into the threats towards Magali Berdah, one other investigation was opened on September 6 by the Grasse prosecutor’s workplace for “deceptive industrial practices”, after a grievance by Booba towards X for “fraud”. The rapper denounces particularly “a fancy and arranged rip-off system, centralized by the corporate Shauna Occasions [entreprise dirigée par Magali Berdah]“.
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