New testimonies overwhelm Patrick Poivre d’Arvor
By the editor
VSIt is a enterprise that retains on rising. Whereas a number of costs have been collected and an investigation in opposition to PPDA is already underway, two new complaints have been filed in opposition to the previous presenter this September.
They concern rape and sexual assault. One other accusation of rape was addressed to the general public prosecutor, “in command of the second preliminary investigation within the case”, as reported by Liberation, which collected the testimony of the three ladies involved.
These are authors, or on the time, privileged targets for Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, lengthy very influential on this planet of publishing. And in all three instances, these authorized actions won’t be able to present rise to prosecution, due to the limitation intervals.
The French every day additionally underlines “the query of complacency” put ahead by the alleged victims. And for good motive, the habits of PPDA was well-known to his skilled entourage.
One in every of them, the writer and journalist Bénédicte Martin filed a criticism in Paris on September 12. She denounces information relationship from November 2003, which might have taken place within the workplace of the previous presenter of JT. She explains her strategy by the need to serve the reason for different ladies, but in addition “for the sake of consistency”. In response to Liberation, when she introduced her aggression on the time of the information, “the seriousness of the act” was “evacuated”. And for her, this lack of response means that it might be akin to an “inaugural gesture”, “a baptism or a dubbing”.
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