France: Poivre d’Arvor heard on rape prices
The previous star journalist of French tv Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was heard in July as a part of an investigation opened for rape and sexual assault. Not less than 7 ladies testified, we realized on Tuesday from judicial sources near the case.
The previous star presenter of the TF1 tv information, who disputes these accusations and whose attorneys couldn’t be reached instantly, is the topic of two investigations in Nanterre (Paris area).
The primary, led by the prosecution, was opened following two complaints in December 2021, one for rape in 1985 and the opposite for sexual assault in 2013. These information look like time-barred.
Not less than 3 complaints
Between December and this summer season, a minimum of seven ladies, aged of their twenties to sixties, had testified within the context of this investigation, a supply accustomed to the matter instructed AFP. Not less than three of them filed a criticism.
Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was questioned by investigators from the Crime Prevention Brigade in opposition to the particular person in July, a judicial supply instructed AFP.
Testimonials in Liberation
On Wednesday, the newspaper Liberation printed the testimonies of three writers denouncing rapes and questioning the complacency, of their eyes, of the publishing world with regard to the ex-journalist.
Amongst them, Bénédicte Martin denounces a sexual assault in November 2003 when she was 24 years outdated and Anne Cauquil-Gleizes a rape in 1985 when she was 16.
A second investigation is underway in Nanterre, entrusted to an inspecting Justice of the Peace and referring to the accusations of rape of the author Florence Porcel.
Florence Porcel, now 39, is the primary lady to file a criticism in February 2021. She accuses Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of forcing her to have intercourse in 2004 and fellatio in 2009.
Prolonged scope of investigations
A preliminary investigation adopted and picked up the testimony of twenty-two different ladies for rape, sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. The investigation had been closed with out additional motion in June 2021, primarily for prescription.
Florence Porcel then filed a criticism once more, this time with a civil motion, to acquire the opening of a brand new investigation entrusted to the investigating judges.
On the finish of June, the investigating chamber of the Versailles Courtroom of Attraction prolonged the scope of those investigations to the information showing to be prescribed, recalling that the abandonment of the proceedings was not inevitable and that the start line of the interval throughout which justice can examine might, in sure circumstances, be postponed.
That is significantly the case if the investigators decide that the incriminating information have repeated themselves in a sequence.
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