Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was accused by three new women

LOIC VENANCE / AFP French journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor arrives for the screening of the film “Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed)” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2019. (Photo) by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)


Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, here during the Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2019.

JUSTICE – Two new complaints against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, for rape and sexual assault, filed this month, reveals release this Monday, September 19. These facts, prescribed, do not involve a prosecution but describe a modus operandi similar to other complainants. Another report, related to a charge of rape, which is also blocked in time, was also sent to the public prosecutor in charge of the second preliminary investigation of the case, opened on the side of an investigation that is also ongoing.

The three new plaintiffs, who release met, have one thing in common: the world of publishing, where the PPDA has long been a powerful and influential figure. Journalist books are published by the biggest publishing houses.

Among the victims, Juliette (the name has changed), journalist and writer, claimed that she was raped at the PPDA office in 2000 after appearing in a literary show night flight on TF1. Fast penetration, without trying to seduce, “ the simple satisfaction of a need”.

on release, he said he remembered a dirty and revealing detail: a box of swabs. She explained that after the rape she had just suffered, the PPDA took a swab, wiped herself, and handed her one so that she “ clean », which suggests to Juliette that this practice is regular and organized. Thus he had the impression that a piece of meat we use ». He believes that the rape for the former presenter of JT “ a way of marking a territory”.

He pulled up her skirt and kissed her hard

Bénédicte Martin, 44, filed a complaint on September 12 against the PPDA, because of the sexual assault that allegedly happened in November 2003 at the reporter’s office. He was 24 years old at the time of the alleged events.

Visit the set of night flight while talking about his erotic book of short stories, the sexual assault happened again at the PPDA office after the performance. While they were drinking a glass of rum, the latter turned to him, and, behind, grabbed him by the throat, giving him an arm lock. Then they fell to the ground and then fought. The PPDA pulled her skirt and kissed her hard, Bénédicte said release. “No, not like that, we are better than that. Let’s make an appointment », he threw to him as an escape. He managed to escape from the office somehow.

“I never stop telling about the works of PPDA, no one is shocked”she added, implying that her testimony would be useful to other women. “I can’t stand the insulting phrases I hear about this activity that are not very good, like” They are looking for it”. It makes me boil. I want to answer: “Me too, it happened to me. And nothing I’m hiding”. »

Anne Cauquil-Gleizes, 53, is the third complainant met by release. He was 16 years old in 1984. Aspiring to be an author, he wrote to the PPDA, which responded to him, to his great surprise, by calling the family home. Their meeting took place in May 1985, in a hotel room in Sète, where the journalist was on a business trip.

While he was thinking of coming to show her his writings, “He threw me on the bed, stripped me, penetrated me. It only takes five minutes. I remained completely passive, I did not understand what was happening to me. » He then left her and took a bath.

“You give me a little attention”

If he filed only one complaint, on September 9, it related to two separate facts: the rape that was said before, and a sexual assault when he was 23 or 24 years old, in 1991 or 1992.

For its context, Anne, who changed her name in the year of her 18 years for Margot, was invited by the PPDA to attend the recording of television news. At the end of it, he was taken to the presenter’s office. “This journal is very difficult, you can give me a little attention”he was about to launch, before he started screaming and running away.

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, 74, has been accused by around thirty women of rape, assault or sexual harassment. He vehemently denied all of them and filed a complaint instead of defamatory criticism. “The position of Patrick Poivre d’Arvor is known and I personally have the opportunity to share publicly, after the reasoned classification without follow-up, some elements of his defense”introduced his lawyer, Me Jacqueline Laffont, to Released.

In June 2021, a first preliminary investigation, which collected the testimony of 23 women, was dismissed by the Nanterre prosecution, mainly for the prescription but also for the “no penalty” hope “insufficient character offense”. The second continued, seven other women testified.

At the same time, a judicial investigation was opened following the complaint of the writer Florence Porcel, who accused Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of forcing her to have sex in 2004 and fellatio in 2009.

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