Yves de M’Bella had invited a former rapist, and asked him how he attacked his victims. The latter was later sentenced for “apologia to rape”. The sequence sparked outrage in Côte d’Ivoire.
Yves de M’Bella from Ivorian was sentenced to Wednesday 1It isSeptember sentence suspended by Abidjan court“Apology to rape”A journalist from AFP noted the observation. The sequence sparked outrage in Côte d’Ivoire.
Yves de M’Bella was also penalized with two million FCFA (3,000 Euros) and banned from leaving Abidjan.
Monday’s show was live at prime time. In public, Yves de M’Bella invited a former rapist onto his show. He asked him how he assaulted his victims using a mannequin. The man performed in front a mocking audience and the laughing host.
On Wednesday, twelve women spoke « non »At Abidjan “The trivialization rape on TV”, by gathering before the New Ivorian Channel’s headquarters (NCI), broadcaster for the program.
The NCI asked the women who gathered before it to ask about this private TV. “The creation of time slots to speak up for victims”And “Raise awareness about rapes and sexual violence.”.
The rally was live broadcast on social networks, where internet users and victims of rape have been offline for 48 hours.
A petition launched Monday evening by Désiree Dénéo, secretary general of the Ivorian League for Women’s Rights to denounce the host and his channel and demand sanctions, had collected more than 46,500 signatures on Wednesday.
The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (Haca) suspended Yves de M’Bella for 30 days from all antennas and televisions in Côte d’Ivoire. It was also decided by the organizing committee of the Miss Côte d’Ivoire competition which takes place on Saturday, that he would not host the evening as initially planned.
These sanctions are not enough, according to Bénédicte Joan, president of the Stop au Chat Noir association, which helps victims of rape. Although he did not ask, « pardon »And declared “Bruised.”, Yves de M’Bello “Should not appear on our TVs at any time”She said so.
Two of the organizers were presented to the NCI leadership by their respective leaders. “More sincere apologies”Thank you for letting this show go. “They realized their error”And “Let us be aware that an investigation is currently underway within our team” having prepared the show, said Bénédicte Joan on her Instagram account after the meeting.