Belgian broadcaster VRT does not have to pay broadcaster Bart de Pauw compensation for the failure of his career due to harassment of women. The Belgian judge rejected the million’s claim on Monday. It is De Pauw himself who pays the symbolic compensation.
De Pauw demanded about €13m from VRT, as it would have pushed him unfairly aside in 2017 when complaints about his misconduct surfaced. According to the broadcaster, the Belgian broadcaster did not give him the opportunity to defend himself.
last year Di Pauw was given a six-month suspended prison sentence for harassing six actresses and other women with whom he worked. The presenter bombarded his victims, including famous actresses Mike Kavmayer and Liz Ferrin, among others, with cross-border sexual text messages.
In 2017, he actually apologized for his behavior. He said he “understood” that his “playful or flirtatious manner” was not to everyone’s liking. Apologize to anyone who was afraid of him.
The court ruled that the 54-year-old presenter, actor, writer and producer must pay the broadcaster a symbolic compensation of €1. It also pays legal costs.
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