Ian Bailey has predicted a Netflix documentary sequence on the homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will search to demonise him on the idea of what he claims is a false narrative given to her household by gardaí.
Mr Bailey stated he believed the sequence, Sophie: A Homicide in West Cork, which airs on Netflix on June thirtieth, wouldn’t be an goal telling of the story of the homicide of the French movie producer in 1996.
“I stated earlier than I noticed the trailer that it will be a chunk of propaganda however now having seen the trailer, I believe my prediction is 100 per cent correct, it’s a piece of biased, inimical, toxic propaganda,” he stated.
“It’s based mostly solely on a false narrative, the identical false narrative which was used to convict me in my absence in France, linking me to a criminal offense that I had nothing to do with and it’ll most assuredly demonise me.”
Mr Bailey, who was convicted in France in absentia of the homicide of Ms Toscan du Plantier in west Cork , was by no means charged in Ireland regardless of being twice arrested and he has repeatedly denied any involvement within the killing.
The documentary is made by Lightbox and is directed by John Dower. Mr Dower acknowledged the had been made with the co-operation of Ms Toscan du Plantier’s household however strongly rejected any suggestion it was propaganda.
“I don’t suppose it’s a piece of propaganda. Ian is within the movie giving his account of what occurred however Ian additionally very intentionally determined to cease speaking to us as a result of he signed an unique contract with Jim Sheridan for his movie sequence.”
Director Jim Sheridan’s sequence aired on Sky Crime on Sunday.
“As I stated to Ian a number of occasions ‘I wish to offer you a good proper to answer to a few of these issues’ however Ian refused as a result of he stated he was below contract to Jim for his sequence.”
“So Ian has acquired himself within the invidious place the place he desires his story to be instructed correctly and but signing an unique take care of someone else has kind of tied in his arms in a method,” he stated.
Mr Dower acknowledged Lightbox had labored carefully with Ms Toscan du Plantier’s household, significantly her cousin, Frédéric Gazeau, who acted as an affiliate producer and was massively useful in bringing the undertaking to fruition, together with finding Tremendous 8 footage. He was eager to emphasize the household had no veto on what does or doesn’t seem in his movie.
“We got down to make this movie with the blessing of Sophie’s household – everybody within the crew felt that in true crime, the sufferer is commonly a passive afterthought and we wished to inform Sophie’s story correctly so we sought entry to her household.
“And Frédéric did lots of analysis for us and he helped discover lots of footage of Sophie for us as a result of the household had lots of Tremendous 8 home-movie footage of Sophie rising as much as which they gave us entry to construct this portrait of her.
“And even on the eleventh hour, Frédéric discovered some emotional footage of Sophie within the cottage in west Cork that no one had ever seen earlier than, not even her son, Pierre Louis, so he was invaluable in enabling us to inform the household story.”
Mr Dower was eager to emphasize the household had no veto on what does or doesn’t seem in his movie.
“We’re making this movie with the household, we don’t make it for the household, they haven’t any editorial management over it however we had been making it with their perspective in thoughts and that turns into clear, significantly within the closing episode.”