The Paris Commercial Court sentenced Laurent Ruquier on June 20 to pay nearly a million euros to his ex-producer Catherine Barma. The host of France 2 will appeal.
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It was one of the most influential duos on television at the end of the 2000s, but today it is before the courts that it finds itself. Host Laurent Ruquier and his ex-producer Catherine Barma have been torn apart legally since the 2020 shutdown ofWe are not in bed, the talk show hosted by the former and produced by the latter. Catherine Barma criticizes Laurent Ruquier for a “abrupt termination of business relationship“forcing him to dismiss several employees of his company Tout sur l’screen. The host, meanwhile, sued the producer in order to obtain payment for the last programs recorded.
The host of France 2 will appeal
But according to Telerama, justice ruled at the beginning of the week in favor of Catherine Barma. The thirteenth chamber of the Paris Commercial Court effectively condemned Laurent Ruquier’s companies (Ruq productions and Little Bros) to pay Everything on screen nearly one million euros, €999,715 to be exact, for sudden termination of a commercial relationship. Contacted by our colleagues, Laurent Ruquier’s lawyer indicated that he was immediately appealing this decision “totally unfair“.
Laurent Ruquier very upset against his former producer
For two years, Laurent Ruquier does not mince his words in any case with regard to his former producer. Questioned last summer on the subject, he explained to the Parisian be “have to go to court“.”It’s amazing to imagine that a person does not pay the people with whom he works when he was not even present, since we have never seen him since March 2020″ explained Laurent Ruquier. “I’m not angry. The saddest thing is not having been able to talk to her. I sent her a letter without any response in return. I lasted fifteen years with her, I think I deserve a medal” he threw. That has the merit of being clear.