The Paris criminal court on Monday, September 18, sentenced comedian Yassine Belattar to a four-month suspended prison sentence who was being prosecuted for death threats and crimes targeting several personalities from the entertainment world 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 towards another comedian, Kevin Razy. He was ordered to pay 500 euros in damages to the latter, and a symbolic euro to Kader Aoun.
The defendant was, however, acquitted of the death threats against David Weisbrod, production director of Kader Aoun. Yassine Belattar had said he wanted to “set fire” to his offices.
The radio host, who became a polemicist and voice of the suburbs at the Élysée, was indicted in March 2019, in particular for death threats and threats of repeated crimes, in a commercial dispute linked to the purchase of a Parisian theater. These prosecutions cost him his place on Radio Nova, where he had hosted the daily show Les 30 glorieuses since 2016. His four-month suspended prison sentence - the public prosecutor had requested six months suspended - is accompanied by an obligation of care and a ban on meeting the victims.
Franco-Moroccan, Yassine Belattar was the first comedian to return to the stage at the Bataclan after the attacks of November 13, 2015. His speeches on the suburbs earned him the attention of Emmanuel Macron, who appointed him in 2018 to the Presidential Council of Cities, intended to fuel the executive's reflection on priority neighborhoods.