PPDA case: Two of the victims say they were minors when he allegedly abused them

Mediapart unveiled on May 10, 2022 its special issue ofOutdoors, shock program on the PPDA affair. On the set, 20 women spoke publicly, together, about this scandal. They returned to their approach of having testified in court against the former star presenter of TF1, now 74 years old, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. Among them, there are two who claim to have been minors during the attacks of which they accuse the journalist of being the author.

Margot Cauquil-Gleizesteacher, spoke with emotion, reports The Parisian :This is the first time that I have testified publicly (…). Being here today, with my face uncovered, is a way of telling him that I am not afraid and that I stand by my testimony, that he raped me when I was 17 and sexually assaulted me in his office at the age of 24.”

Faced with the refrain that the victims keep hearing, “why have you waited all this time”, she replies that she wanted to emerge from anonymity in reaction to the filing of a complaint filed on April 26 by the former JT star for denunciation libel against 16 of the 22 women who testified against him with the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP). carolina (assumed name), she, was 16 years old when PPDA abused her, in June 1988. She chose to go on the back show to not be recognized. “I am in a professional in-between which is quite delicate. My entourage, apart from the very very close, no one is aware of my story. When I was 16, 17, I tried to talk…“, begins by saying the young woman. “I don’t want people around me to look at me differently“, adds the one who justifies speaking in a masked way.

In February 2021, the writer Florence Porcel filed a rape complaint against PPDA. This first legal action was dismissed due to “insufficient evidence”. However, a new complaint with civil action filed with the dean of the Nanterre investigating judges led to the opening of a judicial investigation into acts allegedly committed from 2009, and which are not time-barred. Two new complaints for sexual assault and rape were registered at the end of December for facts in 1985 and 2013. And another at the end of April. Sixteen women, for the moment, have filed a complaint against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, including 6 for rape.

If public opinion has discovered another face of the one who throned in all the televisions before, the journalist Stéphanie Khayat wanted to temper the status of pariah of which PPDA would be victim and underlined her indecent absence of embarrassment in an interview for the magazine She.

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor is presumed innocent of the charges against him.

Source- https://www.purepeople.com/article/affaire-ppda-deux-des-victimes-affirment-qu-elles-etaient-mineures-quand-il-aurait-abuse-d-elles_a489799/1