Charlie Hebdo workers launch legal fight against parents of murdered editor for share in £20million

Charlie Hebdo staff are embroiled in a bitter dispute over who gets to control the French magazine, months after eight of its writers and cartoonists were murdered by terrorists.

The row was sparked by a sudden increase in the magazine’s sales and revenue in the wake of the brutal attacks on January 7, according to the Times.

It has reportedly made £21.6million since then after its usual circulation of 30,000-a-week rocketed to hundreds of thousands.

Now the surviving staff members want that money and shares of the magazine – 40 per cent of which are owned by its murdered editor’s parents – to be divided equally.

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  • simus1

    Let’s see, instead of demanding improved security, they want to split the jackpot.
    No doubt muslim kidnap gangs hope they are successful.

  • wallyj180

    I don’t understand the connection between surviving a massacre and being entitled to partial ownership of a magazine.

    • simus1

      No doubt some sort of French cartoonist logic in play. Most normal people would think the families of the murder victims and any badly wounded employees would have a prior claim since it was the notorious deaths of their loved ones and the suffering of the wounded which created the sales boost.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Deeply weird!

    • WalterBannon

      they are communists, so don’t look for reason

  • Speaksvolumes

    The one comfort I take in this is that the circulation of the magazine has increased so much. Sort of backfired there on ya, Achmed.