Faced with Slander
“Slander is an ordinary evil that affects many people, and it is also, for each of those whom it strikes, a singular tragedy. In recounting the one I that have just experienced, I hope to provoke a salutary reflection on the numerous misdemeanours and the grave mistakes that have occurred. Giving meaning to this fight, helps me to undertake it. “
On Sunday, May 18, 2003, on TF1 prime time news, Dominique Baudis addresses French people to denounce a rumor about him which had begun to spread: his name would be quoted in Patrice Alègre’s new case (who had already been condemned to life imprisonment).
Dominique Baudis is going to fight against this incredible and sickening manipulation: an ex-pimp involved in a crime invents extravagant false revelations; a gendarme allows them to circulate and accredits them without verifying them; the harassment of certain judicial and media actors; a media mogul who settles old scores, false witnesses masked on television, paid testimonials…
How can one live through such a nightmare? This is what this book relates, with as much honesty as determination. A book of current affairs, but also a celebratory book, since it proves that one must never give up fighting against slander.