It is a very dark affair that has unleashed passions for almost three years. In February 2021, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, flagship presenter of the TF1 newscast, was plunged into a media and legal whirlwind following the shock testimony of Florence Porcel, who accused the journalist of rape. Facts that date back to 2004. Since then, the words of the victims have been untied and many women have come out of silence to denounce similar facts.
This Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Liberation devoted its “A” to the investigation. An article called “PPDA case: New complaints, new revelations” in which Bénédicte Martin, 44-year-old journalist and writer, delivers a chilling story. According to him, it was after the filming of the program “Night Flight” that the scene would have occurred. ” PPDA ends up arriving in an office, takes off his shoes and offers him a glass of very good rum […] Then he makes her admire the view of the Seine […] Before grabbing her by the throat giving her an arm lock, pull up her skirt and try to kiss her “, say our colleagues.
“He’s like that, Patrick, everyone knows it”
An evening that the supposed victim would have hastened to tell his press secretary who would have replied: “ Yes, good, but he is like that, Patrick, everyone knows it. What did you expect ? If you want to write, there are obligatory passages… All the young girls have been there. Your book is doing very well. What are you complaining about ? »
Shocked by the testimonies of her wives, Faustine Bollaert therefore wished to react. To show her support for the victims, the flagship presenter of “It starts today” then shared a tweet from Pascale Clark in which she displays the “One” of Liberation and questions ” When does it fall? “. A ” good question for Maxime Chattam’s wife.