no excusesThe Public Prosecution Service in The Hague is investigating whetherJohan Derksen has made a punishable statement with his liquidation remarkabout Thierry Baudet. The Public Prosecution Service is responding to a reportthat the foreman of Forum for Democracy leader has made of a threat. This isnot an in-depth investigation, but a short assessment, emphasizes aspokesperson.
According to the Public Prosecution Service, this is a standard procedure if athreat to a politician is reported. The Public Prosecution Service will theninform Baudet whether, in the opinion of the Public Prosecution Service, itmakes sense to file a complaint against Derksen.
Even if the Public Prosecution Service gives a negative advice, the Forum forDemocracy leader can still decide to file a complaint. The Public ProsecutionService cannot say how long the investigation into the report will take.
‘They have to liquidate it’
Derksen said in Wednesday evening Today Inside about the Forum for Democracyleader that ‘they need to liquidate that guy’. Presenter Wilfred Genee jokedimmediately after Derksen’s comment: “Can this still be cut out?”
The same evening, FvD suggested preparing a declaration on social media forthe much-discussed comment. That report has not yet been filed. A report hasbeen received at the Public Prosecution Service in The Hague. “We are nowgoing to take a closer look at that. We are going to see what exactly was saidand whether this is a criminal statement.” Derksen has not yet been contactedat this stage, the spokesperson says.
“If he’s that stupid…”
Derksen said immediately after the comment that it was a slip of the tongue.In his own words, he meant ‘that they should kick Baudet out of the Chamber’.Derksen is convinced that Baudet does not stand a chance if he decides toproceed with the report. His co-host Wilfred Genee showed how many differentmeanings the word liquidate can have.
“If he is stupid enough to file a complaint, a lawyer will come with the VanDale and say: well, just say it,” Derksen said. The football analyst calls it’staggering, the noise that arises. It seems as if half of the Netherlands iswaiting for someone to say something that you can put your finger on’.
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Security due to threats
RTL Boulevard stated on Thursday that Wilfred Genee walked to his car at theMedia Park with two security guards because of threats. SBS6 does not want tocomment on this news on Thursday evening. “Due to security reasons, we cannotanswer questions related to security,” said a spokesperson.
SBS6 previously called Derksen’s comment a slip of the tongue. It was acomment that “he immediately recovered and to which he returned later in thebroadcast,” a spokesperson for the TV station said when asked.
Derksen is not going to apologize to Baudet. Opposite RTL Boulevard Derksenmaintains that it was a slip of the tongue and that therefore he sees noreason to say sorry. ,,I do not apologise, I have done nothing wrong”, saysDerksen. “People who have seen it, have seen that it was a slip of the tongueand that I immediately repaired it,” says Derksen. “It doesn’t affect me. Idon’t give a shit. They just file a report. Then I’ll get a lawyer and he’llhandle it.”
‘This is not possible’
Despite the fact that Derksen said it was a slip of the tongue, Baudet was nothappy. ,,Johan Derksen calls on live television for the liquidation (!) ofThierry Baudet, and presenter Wilfred Genee laughs happily. This cannot andshould not be without consequences,” the party wrote.