It is another personality who will provide the comments for this summer series of cultural documentaries, created by PPDA in 2011, first under the title “A house, a writer”.
PPDA did not appear in the image and only his voice could be heard, but it was the last television show he was on, 14 years after his departure from the TF1 newscast in 2008.
Each episode of “A house, an artist” retraces the journey of a personality, most often cultural (like Jean Gabin or Dora Maar in the last season), in connection with one of his emblematic residences.
On April 28, France 2 broadcast the program “Complément d’Enquête”, including several testimonies overwhelming the former star presenter, who denies the facts of which he is accused.
In the process, the MeTooMédias association, created by several of its accusers, had challenged France Télévisions on Twitter: “It is important and touching for us to see that our stories have been heard on France Télé. To our knowledge, the man we accuse is also still at the head of a program still broadcast on this same group. That’s a problem, right?”
In addition, the investigation site Mediapart brought together in an unprecedented way 20 women who testified in court against PPDA, during a program broadcast on Tuesday evening.
Seventeen women have filed a complaint against the former presenter, including eight for rape. Sixteen of them, whose complaints were closed in June for prescription, are currently the subject of a PPDA complaint for “slanderous denunciation”.
A judicial investigation is underway in Nanterre following the complaint with civil action by journalist Florence Porcel who broke the case in February 2021. At the same time, the prosecution is conducting another investigation into three other complaints.
In total, at least 27 women testified against PPDA in the press or in court, including two minors at the time of the alleged events.
For his part, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor “contests any violence, sexual or not, against the women who accused him”, recalled his lawyer to Mediapart.