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Comedian Yassine Belattar sentenced to 4 months in prison for death threats | TELEVISION

The Paris criminal court sentenced comedian Yassine Belattar to four months in suspended prison on Monday, accused of death threats and crimes against several showbiz personalities in 2018 and 2019.

Justice considered that the facts of death threats and crimes against the screenwriter and director Kader Aoun were “established and objectified” by the recordings of several telephone calls.

The 41-year-old comedian was also found guilty of malicious conversations toward another comedian, Kevin Razy. He was ordered to pay 500 euros in damages to the latter and a symbolic euro to Kader Aoun. However, the defendant was acquitted of making death threats against David Weisbrod, Kader Aoun’s production manager. Yassine Belattar had said that he wanted to “set fire” to his offices.

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Commercial dispute

The radio host, who became a debater and voice of the suburbs in the Elysée, was accused in March 2019, in particular of death threats and threats of recidivism, in a commercial dispute related to the takeover of a Parisian theater. These prosecutions cost him his place at Radio Nova, where he has presented the daily program “Les 30 glorieuses” since 2016.

His four-month suspended prison sentence (the prosecutor had requested six months of suspended prison) is accompanied by an obligation to provide assistance and a prohibition on meeting the victims. The French-Moroccan Yassine Belattar was the first comedian to return to the Bataclan stage after the attacks of November 13, 2015.

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