Six people who were held hostage in a Paris supermarket and their families have filed a lawsuit against French media outlets, arguing that the live coverage revealed information that endangered their lives.
The station BFM and other networks revealed on air that an employee had hidden several people in the basement of the kosher market, Hypercacher, when the attack began, the AP reports. The suit says that if the gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, had heard the reports, the hostages would have been in even graver danger.
BFM did not immediately comment, according to the AP.
The Jan. 9 attack came just two days after terrorists opened fire on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12. An additional four people were killed in the supermarket attack.
- The Man Who Thinks He Can Live Forever
- Why We Can't Get Over the Roman Empire
- The Final Season of Netflix’s Sex Education Sends Off a Beloved Cast in Style
- How Russia Is Recruiting Cubans to Fight in Ukraine
- The Case for Mediocrity
- Paul Hollywood Answers All of Your Questions About The Great British Baking Show
- How Canada and India's Relationship Crumbled
- Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time