How the creator of French version of #MeToo ended up in Paris court

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French journalist Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the MeToo hashtag, appeared in a court in Paris on Wednesday May 29th, accused of defaming Éric Brion, the former director general of the French TV racing channel Equidia. The case turns on a Tweet sent by the journalist accusing Brion of inappropriate behaviour. Christophe Gueugneau reports.

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The 17th civil chamber in the Paris courthouse was full to bursting at 2.30pm on Wednesday May 29th as journalists and members of the public, many of them women, turned up in numbers for a defamation case over a single Tweet.