The accusations are serious, precise and detailed and leave little room for doubt…
Above all, they reveal how much the atmosphere behind the scenes of The original band, the emission of Nagui on France Inter, was to be deleterious. The Belgian comedian, who was a columnist in the program for a season, revealed on her Instagram account that her sudden departure from Nagui’s daily newspaper had been motivated by “harassment from a very close collaborator of the host … At the end of the recording of a program in March 2022, this person literally yelled at me, so violently that it triggered a panic attack in me which required the intervention of the firefighters of Radio France … At no time was I given the opportunity to defend myself”, specifies Florence Mendez.
“Humiliating things were said to me in front of other people, none of whom reacted,” she adds, still traumatized. Another day, the person she points to says to her: “I didn’t stop teaching to find myself with people like you. “. The young woman then mentions that she is not an isolated case. “Another columnist was the victim of similar attacks from the same collaborator.
Other people, who no longer work with her, have also told me of having suffered the same things, ”she says. These few months of collaboration have been experienced as an ordeal. “I became the black sheep of the gang. I felt very bad and lost all confidence in myself and my abilities.
Did Nagui witness some of the scenes told by his ex-columnist? Was he aware of the malaise that existed within his show? For her part, Leïla Kaddour, the co-host of The original band and ex-French teacher has every reason to feel concerned by these terrible accusations. Like Nagui, she did not wish to react to the controversy and let her relatives denounce “an attempt at manipulation” and “slanderous and defamatory remarks”.
At France Inter, the director of programs evokes “a huge misunderstanding”. “This is a dispute between Florence and the team of The original band as there can be in many teams. People get angry regularly for a way of doing things, a behavior…”. One way to recognize that this Original Sound Track wouldn’t really look like a bunch of friends…