Accused of cyberharassment, rapper Booba was questioned in Paris by an investigating judge

The artist is the target of numerous complaints from the boss of the influencer agency Shauna Events, Magali Berdah.



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Rapper Booba performs on stage in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), April 30, 2023. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

New episode in the affair between Booba and Magali Berdah. The rapper was heard Monday, October 2 in the morning in Paris by an investigating judge, because he is accused by the boss of the influencer agency Shauna Events, Magali Berdah, of leading a cyberharassment campaign against him for more than one year. “I am leaving court, questioned about death threats, cyberstalking and concealment of property”related in a video the 46-year-old rapper.

Real name Elie Yaffa, he is the target of numerous complaints from the 41-year-old businesswoman and founder of Shauna Events, an agency specializing in relationships between TV personalities and brands.

At the time of the opening of the judicial investigation in the summer, a spokesperson for the communications agency representing the interests of the rapper explained to AFP that he intended “prove before the investigating judge that there is no cyberharassment of Magali Berdah and that it is a strategy of victimization”. The businesswoman, for her part, describes an online hell that has many repercussions on her life.

Booba had already been summoned, without showing up

The rapper launched himself, alongside a collective “help for victims of influencers”in a crusade against those he calls the “influvoleurs”, denouncing multiple scams against Internet users. In his sights since May 2022: Magali Berdah, target of personal attacks and unsourced videos. He also filed a complaint against

In the wake of virulent tweets, Magali Berdah filed a first complaint, followed by dozens of others. The National Center for Combating Online Hate of the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office has been carrying out investigations since June 2022. Booba had already been summoned in this context, without showing up. The investigations were then entrusted this summer to an investigating judge, who summoned the rapper again.

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