PPDA case: he would have forcibly kissed a journalist “to restore her confidence” in her

This Tuesday, May 10, Mediapart collected the testimony of Armelle Hervieu, a freelance journalist in Arcachon. The latter was forcibly kissed by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor at the age of 24, in the premises of TF1.

The information site Mediapart broadcasts this Tuesday, May 10, 2022 a special program from 7:00 p.m. devoted to accusations of sexual violence against the former star of the JT of TF1, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. Some speak openly for the first time. Among them, two were minors at the time and eight reported rape. The former journalist is also accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Some had never testified openly Among the women present, Florence Porcel, whose complaint for rape, in February 2021, broke the case, Hélène Devynq, Clémence de Blasi, Emmanuelle Dancourt, Stéphanie Khayat, Camille Pascaud, Muriel Réus, Charlotte Crenn, Marie-Laure Eude-Delattre, Nora Arbelbide, Karine Bernfeld, Aude Turpault-Darlet, Justine Ducharne, Cecile Delarue, but also Armelle Hervieua freelance journalist in the Arcachon basin who agreed to tell what she suffered in 2003.

Armelle Hervieu kissed by force by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor

The journalist crossed paths with Patrick Poivre d’Arvor almost twenty years ago. At the time, she suffered from anorexia. She writes to PPDA about Solennthe daughter of the journalist and the house created in her name. “I wrote him a letter, I was very surprised, because he called me a few days later. I answered him by email. He told me he wanted to meet me at the TF1 tower and that’s how the story started, she recalled. Very quickly, she goes to Boulogne-Billancourt, to meet the TV presenter in his office. “Never in my attitude did I suggest that I was hoping for anything else”she continued, before telling what she suffered. “We talked for an hour, we got up, I held out my hand to him, he approached, he took my face in his hands and forced a kiss on me. I cringed, pushed him and he said, ‘Isn’t that right?’ and I told him ‘No'”, she reminded herself.

Two years later, she came across books dealing with anorexia written by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. Readings that remind her of her interview with him. She decides to write to him again, by email, to express her dissatisfaction and remind him the humiliation she suffered two years before. The presenter of the JT will respond brutally. “Your email is deliberately insulting and yet I am responding to it. I don’t like the way you interpreted an affectionate gesture intended to restore your self-confidencehe will write, to justify his forced kiss on the journalist.

Source- https://www.voici.fr/news-people/affaire-patrick-poivre-darvor-il-aurait-embrasse-de-force-une-journaliste-pour-lui-redonner-confiance-en-elle-729035