Four months after the brutal death of his son, Yannick Alléno gives a long interview to the Sunday newspaper. Surrounded by his ex-wife Isabelle and their son Thomas, the 53-year-old multi-starred chef is mobilizing for bereaved families, those who have lost a young loved one, victim of violence.
On May 8, the Alléno family had the pain of losing Antoine, a prodigious 24-year-old chef who was hit while he was stationary on his scooter in the heart of Paris. A drunk driver, a repeat offender, mowed him down when he had just stolen an Audi RS6. The latter has since been indicted for homicide and involuntary aggravated injuries and remanded in custody. Shocked by what he experienced, a horrible night in the hospital, dehumanized, which he recounts in detail today at the JDDYannick Alléno denounces a cold system, where certain relatives of the victims are not considered.
When Antoine died suddenly on the night of May 8, as he was returning from his restaurant Father & Son Burger located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, he was most likely to find the one who shared his life for several years. A young woman named Anja… Despite the seriousness and longevity of their relationship, the latter is not considered to be part of Antoine Alléno’s family. An aberration for Yannick Alléno.
She does not exist in relation to Antoine
While his ex-wife Isabelle specifies that their association focuses its action on “victims of acts of violence under the age of 25 and their relatives“, Yannick Alléno bounces on these remarks to evoke Anja. “Relatives who sometimes have no legal status… Antoine had been in love with a young woman for six years, they were a real couple. She is an artist, still a student at the Beaux-Arts, who has a small graphic design business. She does not officially exist in relation to Antoine, explains the great chief, who considers Anja as a full member of the family. “Our family is there for her, we want her to be able to finish her studies. If we raise funds, we would like to help other young people in this situation“, he continues, full of hope.
A few days after the death of her companion, Anja had shared several photos of them on Instagram. “Mwe love, my muse, my home“, she had then written in the caption. “To the most beautiful soul that life has put in my way. You had a smile to wake up the sun in the middle of the night“, she added in July…