Writer Auguste Corteau sues journalist over homophobic rant

Writer Auguste Corteau revealed on Friday that he is taking legal action against journalist Dimos Verikios over a homophobic rant made by the latter during his daily radio show on Alpha.

“I have decided that I have a duty to stand up for and protect the people I love and then any person that could find themselves in my position, a target of the poisonous language represented by Mr Verikios,” said Corteau via his Facebook page.

Verikios had targeted Corteau during the show after he revealed that he was married to another man, and claimed there was a “dictatorship of the gay” in Greece.

He later issued a statement apologizing for his remarks.