Jérémy Beier, a firefighter, died on August 10, 2016 in a terrible fire that broke out on the heights of Gabian, in Hérault. Two of his comrades, David Fontaine and Lucas Canuel, were seriously injured that same day. They are seven to have been indicted in this sad case. Among them, François, co-winner with Bastien de Koh-Lanta, The Cursed Totem, accused of having sent the trio into intervention in a dysfunctional truck and with unsuitable instructions. From the magazine Audienceon newsstands this Friday, June 24, 2022, the two survivors of the tragedy speak with the victory of the 38-year-old firefighter.
“I like the show, but this year I couldn’t! Go have fun while dragging our sequels and our mourning, it’s too much for the victims! It reopens the woundsregrets David Fontaine. His participation makes me nauseous. For me, he is not a hero!“Last December, after filming, he met a very thin François – remember that he had shed 23 kilos.”I thought he was affected by the accident and the upcoming trial. I think it’s a huge lack of respect for us and that he only thought of himself. If I did Koh Lantait would be in homage to Jérémy Beier“, he blurts out. Today, David Fontaine has “shame for François and for [sa] occupation“.
Same feeling for Lucas Canuel, seriously burned during the fire. “I was calm until then, but Koh Lanta was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Watching him do the beautiful thing was a pain. It’s humiliating for us. With my colleagues, we said that if he won, he would give his check to the work of the pupils of the firefighters. Anyway, nothing can make us forget the past“, he declares. Now all he is waiting for is the trial.”We hope it will be at the end of the year and that François will finally understand. For years, we have been the victims who have been penalized and accused of recklessness. We hope the wheel will turn“, he concludes.
The end of the year will be synonymous with new life for François. Remember that his beautiful Sophie is pregnant with their first child whose birth is scheduled for early November.
François is presumed innocent of the charges against him until the final judgment of this case.