In February 2021, Florence Porcel announced that she had filed a complaint against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor for sexual assault. A testimony which paved the way since to date, the women complaining of the actions of the famous TF1 journalist are more than 20. While the investigations continue, the newspaper “Liberation” published this Monday, September 19, 2022, a long investigation where the testimony of the writer Bénédicte Martin is revealed.
We then learn that the 44-year-old writer filed a complaint against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor on September 12, for a sexual assault that allegedly took place in November 2003, in the journalist’s office. Aged 24 at the time, Bénédicte Martin would have been invited to write by PPDA in person. After a banal discussion in his office, the journalist would then have jumped on him.
Invited on the set of “Touche pas à mon poste”, Bénédicte Martin once again recounted the course of the attack: “He’s standing in his office, he’s going around his desk, he’s going around my chair and at one point when he’s behind me, he grabs me doing an armbar, I rock back with him on the carpet , and we fight”.
She keeps : “When we were fighting on the floor and he was putting his hand in my panties and he was pulling up my skirt and pulling down my pantyhose, I really had a moment where I was like ‘no me, not me’, so I pushed his face away with one hand and said ‘Patrick we deserve better than this, let’s meet to do this…’ I tried to get out of it by the way. feint”. If she manages to narrowly escape, Bénédicte Martin then reveals that she met Patrick Poivre d’Arvor again at an event in London and that he would have suggested to her “to resume what they started…”.