This Tuesday, May 10, the investigation site Médiapart offers a special edition of its program “In the open air”, reserved for the PPDA affair. For the first time, twenty women who implicate the former star journalist of TF1 Patrick Poivre d’Arvor testify together and publicly.
After having testified in court against the star journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, twenty women are preparing to participate together in a special broadcast this Tuesday, May 10 on the site of Médiapart. All accuse the former presenter of the JT of TF1 of rape, assault or sexual harassment.
— David Perrotin (@davidperrotin) May 9, 2022
Twenty plaintiffs seated side by side
Among these twenty complainants who participate in the program – only 16 have filed a complaint, including 6 for rape – we find Florence Porcel, by whom the PPDA affair began. In February, the writer filed a complaint against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor for two rapes, committed in 2004 and 2009.
At his side, there are also more anonymous alleged victims, such as Margot Cauquil-Gleizes, who speaks for the first time publicly in the Médiapart program on Tuesday. She also accuses PPDA of a rape when she was 17, then of a sexual assault a few years later.
I stand by my testimony that he raped me when I was underage
“To be here today with my face uncovered is a way of telling him that I am not afraid and that I stand by my testimony, namely that he raped me when I was a minor”, perhaps we hear it said in the teaser broadcast on Twitter.
This Monday, during the recording of the program which should last a little over two hours and will be broadcast this evening from 7 p.m., these twenty women gave their testimony in front of the cameras of Médiapart.
PPDA continues to deny the facts
A new blow for PPDA, already targeted by an edifying report by Complément d’Enquête a few weeks ago, which continues to deny the facts. The journalist then decided to counterattack by filing complaints for “slanderous denunciation” against 16 of the 22 women who testified against him with the BRDP, the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person.