The First Lady Brigitte Macron, has been the target in recent days of lies concerning her identity, accounts, on Twitter in particular, accusing her of being born a man and of being called “Jean-Michel Trogneux”.
Brigitte Macron filed a complaint. The lawyer for the First Lady confirmed to LCI that a complaint would be filed following the spread, in recent days on social networks, of lies about her identity.
fake news would have the First Lady be a trans woman, whose name at birth would have been Jean-Michel Trogneux (Trogneux being her maiden name) and that she would therefore not be the mother of her children.
fake news has been widely shared in recent days: on Twitter in particular, the hashtag #JeanMichelTrogneux was in the top trends of the social network in France on December 13 and 14. More than 34,000 tweets have also been identified sharing this infox.
According to an investigation by Numerama, this rumor would have been massively relayed by influential conspiratorial accounts, in far-right circles and by anti-Semitic groups. Infox would have appeared for the first time in Facts & Documents, a magazine close to conspiratorial circles, in its September 29 edition.
This is not the first time that Brigitte Macron has been the target of attacks on social networks. . Since the election of her husband to the Presidency of the Republic, the First Lady has regularly been the subject of hateful insults on her physique or on her age.
According to Natacha Rey, who investigated the matter for 3 years, Jean-Michel Trogneux was a jeweler before becoming Brigitte Macron at the end of the 80s.