Poivre d’Arvor heard on rape costs
The previous star presenter of the TF1 tv information, who disputes these accusations and whose legal professionals 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 seem like time-barred.
At the very least 3 complaints
Between December and this summer time, no less than seven ladies, aged of their twenties to sixties, had testified within the context of this investigation, a supply accustomed to the matter informed AFP. At the very least three of them filed a criticism.
Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was questioned by investigators from the Crime Prevention Brigade towards the particular person in July, a judicial supply informed AFP.
Testimonials in Liberation
On Wednesday, the newspaper Liberation revealed 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 previous 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 regarding the accusations of rape of the author Florence Porcel.
Florence Porcel, now 39, is the primary girl 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 may, in sure circumstances, be postponed.
That is significantly the case if the investigators decide that the incriminating information have repeated themselves in a sequence.
Dependent E book
Friday can be releasing a e-book, revealed by Seuil, by one of many complainants. Hélène Devynck, 55, recounts within the first particular person the previous yr within the “PPDA” affair, some of the emblematic of the MeToo motion in France.
In “Impunity”, the journalist and screenwriter accuses, like many different ladies, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of getting raped her, develops his notion of “the development of impunity”. She writes her story there, but in addition that of different complainants, having accused the previous star presenter of TF1 of rape, sexual assault and / or sexual harassment.
A e-book that made the protection of Mr. Poivre d’Arvor, presumed harmless, leap. Ms. Devynck “will reply to a choose, like all these false victims,” her lawyer Philippe Naepels informed AFP.
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