The death on Wednesday at the end of the day of the Youtuber MavaChou, whose real name is Maëva Frossard, shook the social media bubble. The announcement of his death was made Thursday on his Facebook account in a « post validated by his family » which did not specify the causes of his death and asked « not to seek to know more ». The 32-year-old, mother of four and known for years for her life on video, was the target of violent attacks on the internet.
« A complaint was lodged in the name of Maëva and her new spouse for moral harassment and provocation to suicide against her ex-husband and against X. Unfortunately the complaint left the day of his death », said this Sunday Me Stéphane Giuranna , lawyer in Epinal, confirming information from the daily Vosges Matin. According to Me Giuranna, « MavaChou », which had 151,000 subscribers to its YouTube channel, 38,000 on Facebook and 90,000 on Instagram, had already, due to attacks targeting her on the internet, filed five complaints directly to the police station since May 2020, « but they had given nothing ”.
« A modern-day homicide »
“Today, to me, it looks like a modern day homicide. You can kill someone with a few words, false information and harassment, ”the lawyer considered. The latter intends to maintain the complaint, this one having also been filed in the name of the new companion of the YouTuber. « It is absolutely necessary that the public authorities react, toughen the laws, give the means to the investigative services to identify the stalkers who are cowards, write behind their screen and feel all powerful, it is necessary that the fear changes sides », Added Me Giuranna.
On social networks, the accounts most active in this harassment have been deleted by their owners, while others have turned a deaf ear. Part of the community also expressed regret. Contacted Sunday, the Epinal prosecutor’s office did not respond immediately.