9 June 2015 | The brilliant ex-journalist Yves Steiner's case dismissed by the courts

Dominique Giroud reserves the right to initiate civil proceedings for damages against Swiss television and the newspaper Le Temps. In this context, an administrative formality was completed at the end of 2014: the interruption of the statute of limitations through a letter signed by Le Temps (a nota bene letter that does not represent an admission of guilt). Problem: unlike Le Temps, Swiss television and its former journalist refused to fulfil this purely administrative formality. To interrupt the statute of limitations, there was only one solution left for Dominique Giroud: to send them an order to pay, which they did, for CHF 30 million, which only represents a low estimate of the commercial and reputational damage suffered by the Valais winegrower. Yves Steiner took umbrage and filed a criminal complaint for coercion, which was dismissed by the Geneva Public Prosecutor's Office. This prompted 20 minutes that "Dominique Giroud may well claim millions" from Yves Steiner. To be continued.

20 Minutes of 15 August 2015

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Dominique Giroud

I'm facing a media storm. I've been wrongly accused of tampering with my wines to make money. Journalists have overdramatised and criticised without any nuance. In so doing, they have tarnished and perhaps ruined forever my reputation as an oenologist. Faced with these accusations, I have decided to publish my version of events on this website.

Readers will be the judge.

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