Journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor is targeted by a preliminary investigation for “rapes”


Florence Porcel, writer and columnist, accuses the former presenter of TF1’s “20 heures” for having raped her on several occasions.

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A preliminary investigation for “rapes” was opened against the journalist and writer Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, learned France Televisions from a judicial source, Thursday February 18, confirming information of the Parisian (subscribers). TheThe investigation was entrusted to the brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person (BRDP) of the Paris PJ, added this source, without giving further details. Florence Porcel, writer and columnist, accuses the former presenter of TF1’s “20 hours” of having raped her on several occasions between 2004 and 2009, reports the Ile-de-France newspaper. The author recounts these facts in Pandorini, a key book published in early January.

Florence Porcel’s lawyer, Emmanuel Moyne, confirmed with the Parisian than “justice is seized and he therefore has no comment to make”. Fran├žois Binet, the journalist’s lawyer, for his part indicated to the daily that “like any litigant, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor will answer the questions that justice will ask him but that he will not transfer this file to the press”.



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