Raphaël Quenard, cited in the fake Mediapart list, denounces the “rumor virus”

Raphaël Quenard, cited in the fake Mediapart list, denounces the “rumor virus”
Raphaël Quenard, cited in the fake Mediapart list, denounces the “rumor virus”
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YOHAN BONNET / AFP Raphaël Quenard here in 2023, denounces the rumors concerning the false Mediapart list in which his name appeared.

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Raphaël Quenard here in 2023, denounces the rumors concerning the false Mediapart list in which his name appeared.

CULTURE – “All this is the result of a taste for blood that drives people. » Actor Raphaël Quenard expressed his anger this Tuesday, May 14 on the set of the show Clique and denounced the “rumor virus” regarding the alleged list of film personalities accused of rape or sexual assault.

In this interview, journalist Mouloud Achour discusses this list in which the name of Raphaël Quenard would have appeared, and which would have been about to be published by Mediapart on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival. The investigative site denied Monday evening the existence of such a document and dismantled the rumors originally spread by a conspiratorial Twitter account.

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“At first it causes a feeling of injustice and helplessness”reacted Raphaël Quenard, specifying that he is speaking “in (s)one’s own name”. “There is a feeling of helplessness and anger that is generated by being associated with something that we do not know what it is, that is not supported by any facts, by any accusation of any value. it would be “regrets the actor starring in The Second Act by Quentin Dupieux, presented at the Festival.

“The very fact of the rumor is that I find that it is initiated by people who are inhabited by a dark energy, malicious people,” he tackles. And carry on : “The observation that we are obliged to make is that it proliferates due to unconscious people who repeat “it seems that”. The next step it becomes an affirmation, and after that it becomes an accusation. It’s an infernal mechanism that causes a stir when it’s just wind. »

“An infernal mechanic”

The problem, he continues, is that “defamation and slander can be carried out without there being any repercussions or condemnations worthy of the name. What it costs people in their daily lives is infinitely times greater than the paltry convictions it leads to.”

The existence of this rumor should not make us forget its starting point, points out Raphaël Quenard. He even sees a “positive effect which is to remind us that we must all be uncompromising” on the subject of violence in cinema. “The basis of this thing is that there are real people who are victims of real things and that those who are guilty of horrors against them must necessarily be condemned and put out of state to harm, he insists. There is not a shadow of a doubt about that. »

Although he refuses to see himself as a victim, he nevertheless warns against X (formerly Twitter) where a lot of false information is circulating and which can have serious consequences. “Fighting harassment is necessary, but it should not have the effect of initiating other forms of harassment. The people who are the subject of the rumor, they are victims of a form of harassment. That means ten people calling you, friends calling you and saying: Are you sure you didn’t do anything? » Sure of having nothing to reproach himself for, he assures with his usual banter: “I sleep like a log, because my mind is clear. »

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