French Editor Accused of Harassment
Stéphane Marsan, co-founder of major French SF imprint Bragelonne, has been accused of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment by more than 20 people, including authors and former employees. The investigative report was published by French journal Mediapart in April 2021. Marsan wrote an extensive letter in reply, denying any wrongdoing and threatening legal action for defamation. Bragelonne was founded in 1995 by Marsan and Alain Névant, and is widely credited with popularizing SF and fantasy in France. For details on the allegations and Marsan’s response (in French): <actualitte.com/article/99967/presse/metoo-l-editeur-stephane-marsan-vise-par-de-nombreux-temoignages>.
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