On Sept. 30th, the Sancerre vigneron demanded I take down my June article on his defamation lawsuit - or, he said, he'd send Ukrainian war refugees to break my knees.
Thanks for sharing. I'll never drink Riffault again. And thank you for reminding us how France's anti-defamation laws really work to keep people from calling out atrocious behavior. I remember having to sit on my hands during the extremely drawn-out trial of Marc Sibard for sexual assault and harassment, unable to report anything until the guilty verdict was rendered (https://emmabentleyvino.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/marc-sibard-in-court-for-harassment-and-sexual-assaults/). As you point out, these aggressors' senses of impunity are enforced in a very concrete way by a legal system that makes it so hard (and so expensive) to convict them, and a media landscape in which everyone is afraid to hold them to account.
Admirable, Aaron, thank you for sharing. I'm sorry anybody's had to put up with this man's shit.
Bloody hell, this is just so wrong. My fill support Aaron as always
Thank you so much for sharing this. Its admirable