Following this coverage, the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation. SOS Racisme, the League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) and the Movement against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples (MRAP) had filed a complaint.
The Attorney Republic Dawn Chauvelot has increasingly required one month suspended prison sentence and 5,000 euro fine against Jean-Marie Molitor for a cartoon in the weekly two weeks earlier. The Minister of Justice was already compared to a monkey.
The designer he incurs a fine of € 2,000, including 1,000 suspended.