The French press is very active and have never been contained - see how they pilloried their own in the press.
The French Press has a long history of J'Accuse .....And in a different context, no doubt, this is what they are doing here.
And I applaud them.
Next steps I am sure will be for this story to either die a natural death or for the international press to start to ferret things out. Scandal sells newspapers so the latter is likely!