It’s a video that makes the buzz, and that the officials have had a hard time denying. It must be said that it comes from Fabrice Di Vizio, lawyer very listened to by the anti-vaccines and anti-sanitary pass, known in particular for having been the counsel of Didier Raoult. This Thursday, December 23 at 12:10 p.m., he claims in a video that two screenings of the Bergerac cinema were interrupted by the gendarmerie, responsible for controlling health passes. He uses very strong terms, speaking of “armed brigades” of gendarmerie and “unheard of deployment of forces”, then explaining that the cinema was closed. A few hours later, he backpedals, saying that the facts had in fact occurred in Chateaubriant, in Loire-Atlantique. Before deleting the video, which remained online for five hours.
After posting the video, the Big Screen cinemas have denied, threatening to sue. Except that the damage was done, since Fabrice Di Vizio’s video was seen by 23,000 people and retweeted by 1,200, where the denial of cinema had a much more confidential audience. Contacted before Fabrice Di Vizio’s withdrawal, police, gendarmerie, Bergerac town hall and Dordogne prefecture had all denied the information.
We are extremely shocked by all this
The only cinema in Bergerac, the Cyrano, has therefore seen its telephone ring many times, with spectators worried about seeing the cinema close. What provoke the spite of Philippe Fridemann, the director of communication of the Big screen group: “It’s the fruit of social networks. Lots of things are thrown around, without any basis. We are extremely shocked by all of this”, he explains, saying that the group reserves the right to file a complaint. “We are on the verge of slander with this kind of remark, it cannot remain as it is”, he adds.
Contacted by France Bleu Périgord, Fabrice Di Vizio, he believes that “it is not important to know if it happened in Bergerac, Lille, Lourdes or Châteaubriant, but it is that the police forces have, twice, interrupted a cinema session”. As for the merits of the case, if checks have indeed taken place in a cinema in Châteaubriant, as our colleagues from France Bleu Loire Océan have learned, the information that screenings were interrupted was denied by the commander of the gendarmerie company from the community.