YouTuber Marvel Fitness was convicted on appeal for harassment on September 28, 2021. He had been sued by other influencers, who suffered digital raids.
Almost a year to the day after his conviction at first instance, YouTuber Marvel Fitness was convicted on appeal for harassment. The Versailles Court of Appeal sentenced him on September 28, 2021 to two years in prison, including twenty-two months suspended, for harassing other influencers online.
Given that he has already served two months in prison last year, Marvel Fitness does not have to go back behind bars. To the journalists present on the spot, the president of the court of appeal explained that it was about a sentence ” educational and balanced “, and ” what matters is that he doesn’t do it again “.
” Internet is no longer a lawless zone ”, Declared on Instagram Me Laure-Alice Bouvier, the lawyer of the plaintiffs. ” We can say that the law is finally fully aware of the seriousness of acts of cyberstalking “.
The Marvel Fitness affair, cyberstalking between youtubers
It must be said that the Marvel Fitness affair is impressive in its magnitude: for years, the YouTuber has attacked other influencers on social networks, and encouraged his thousands of fans to imitate him. In total, more than 5,000 messages were on file, demonstrating the extent of the problem.
His conviction on appeal marks all the more the spirits that the trials for cyberstalking remain rare, whereas every day many women and many men suffer from it. Nadia Daam’s case paved the way for prosecution for harassment. The Marvel Fitness case shows that the instigators of raids can also be sued and convicted.
” By this decision, by the impact it will have and which is called upon to go beyond the borders of this court, the law finally gives the thousands of victims of cyberbullying the message they expect. “, Concluded Me Laure-Alice Bouvier on her Instagram.
The youtubeur, who defended himself during the appeal by explaining that his videos had ” satirical aims “, According to Le Monde, also explained on Twitter that he saw this conviction as” a small victory “. ” Your support and your mobilization allowed me to be with my family rather (sic) than expected and to come back to you on social networks “.
For me, it remains a small victory because your support and your mobilization allowed me to be with my family rather than expected and to come back to you on social networks! Big up also to my two lawyers and know that the wheel is turning ? thank you for everything!
– Marvel fitness (@Marvel_Fit) September 28, 2021