From friends, they became collaborators, before ending up in court… To understand this case in which Dany Boon is involved, we have to go back to 2013. That year, as reported by L’informé, the famous filmmaker hired his long-time friend and media specialist, Laurent Storch, as development director of the performing arts company Les Productions du Chicon. Laurent Storch would thus have dropped everything, including his position as director of productions at TF1, to accept the proposal of his friend Dany Boon (who also works for other production companies such as Productions du Ch’timi and HBB26 and at which we owe in particular films like “A perfect plan”, “Eyjafjallajökull”, etc.).
In 2016, boom! The shareholders of Productions du Chicon have indeed informed Laurent Storch that the company is in financial difficulty. According to his lawyer, the businessman was called to a first interview on January 18, 2017, then was dismissed for economic reasons a few months later. The two collaborators are no longer friends. The audiovisual expert then attacks the actor at the prud’hommes and claims nearly 360,000 euros in damages (and unpaid overtime). If, in 2019, Laurent Storch is dismissed, he is appealing this decision… whose verdict from the Paris Court of Appeal has just fallen on Monday, as L’Informé reminds us.
According to their information, Laurent Storch won the case at second instance. Dany Boon will have to pay him 110,000 euros in damages for “unfair, brutal and vexatious” dismissal. That is, three times less than the sum claimed by his former partner who converted as a consultant and lecturer after having worked as a columnist and host on Vivre FM radio.
In short, Dany Boon has had a string of financial disappointments lately. Last July, an Irish daily newspaper relayed the statements of the actor’s lawyer who explained that his client was defrauded of 6.7 million euros by an Irish “Lord”…