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testimonies implicate him for acts of moral harassment

Free speech continues in sports writing. This time, it is Alexandre Ruiz, ex-presenter of the BeIN Sports channel, who is implicated for acts of moral harassment in an investigation published by Mediapart, Thursday, March 25. Charges confirmed by testimonies collected by franceinfo.

Alexandre Ruiz brutally announced his departure from the BeIN Sports channel on Monday. A departure that comes in the midst of the controversy over sexism in sports journalism, after the broadcast of the documentary “I am not a slut, I am a journalist”. Wednesday, Alexandre Ruiz explained on franceinfo on his departure. Was he really leaving of his own free will? He then dismissed any “business” concerning him. “No. I resigned over a month ago. I am surprised that this question is asked. Does that mean that all media, that all journalists are affected? The question surprises me. a little bit.”

This timing is therefore pure chance, explained Alexandre Ruiz. Except that the tongues loosened afterwards. And like Mediapart, franceinfo has collected several testimonies which attest that Alexandre Ruiz leaves BeIN Sports with a bad reputation. The term moral harassment is used in all these testimonies. Men and women, he terrorized everyone and the management, alerted on several occasions, did nothing for years, assure the people contacted by franceinfo. “It was God on Earth, no one told him anything”, one presenter told us. Last December, Alexandre Ruiz finally received a warning after reports.

Another journalist told us that he scared her. “When I was alone with him, I kept my phone handy in case of pressure.” Months or years later, some of his victims still tremble or have tears in their eyes when they evoke the bullying, humiliation, intimidation, denigration or anger of Alexandre Ruiz. As for his version on the causes of his departure, a need for new challenges, many BeIN employees dispute it and say that management has shown him the door.

Alexandre Ruiz did not specifically react to these revelations, but he let us know that he had hired a lawyer after the publication of the Mediapart article.

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Source site www.francetvinfo.fr

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