Who is Yannis Ezziadi, the writer of the column in assist of Gérard Depardieu? | EUROtoday

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SThis discussion board can have triggered a variety of ink to be spilled. Yannis Ezziadi, 32-year-old actor, is the writer of the textual content supporting actor Gérard Depardieu, printed in Le Figaro and signed by 56 personalities from the world of arts and tradition, Monday December 25.

Close to the actor’s daughter, Julie Depardieu, he’s additionally an editorialist for the conservative journal Talker, based by Élisabeth Lévy. The concept of ​​a platform in assist of Gérard Depardieu was recommended to him by the actor Michel Fau, 59, who can also be a buddy of Julie Depardieu. The three actors starred collectively within the movie Fric-Frac.

Among the explanations which pushed Yannis Ezziadi to begin writing, there may be the concept “that we cannot let the greatest among us be lynched in defiance of the presumption of innocence”, argues he within the columns of Parisian.

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“Men are afraid”

This just isn’t the primary time that the thirty-year-old has defended an artist and alleged attacker, stories Vanity Fair. Early November 2023, nonetheless in Talker, he criticized the actor Jean-Paul Rouve, within the movie The consentwhich describes the connection underneath the affect of the editor Vanessa Springora, then a young person, with the author Gabriel Matzneff, of “disguising herself there[r] as a very ugly, libidinous, reptilian, repulsive, frightening old gentleman”, when the writer would have been, at the time, “an elegant, attractive man who appeared to be around forty years old”.

The editorialist expressed to AFP his concern concerning the extent of the reactions to Gérard Depardieu’s “Gallic jokes” heard within the report Further investigation broadcast just lately, and which triggered a shock wave. Yannis Ezziadi says he needs to denounce an “ideology of terror, of witch hunting”. “Men are afraid […] afraid of having complaints against them even if they had done nothing,” he declared on BFMTV.