Press Release

In its judgement on 20th September 2004, the Paris county court, ruled that Airy ROUTIER, author of the book ‘L’ange exterminateur’ and Albin Michel, his editor, were guilty therein, of having publicly defamed Bernard ARNAULT and bound them to pay damages of EUR 5000 and interest of EUR 2000, under the terms of article 700 of the New Civil Code in France.

The Tribunal ruled that the defamation was groundless and that no attempt had been made to verify facts.