Journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, accused of rape, says he is “revolted” on Facebook

Journalist and host Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, during an award ceremony at the Sorbonne University in Paris, in July 2009.

The former star presenter of the television news Patrick Poivre d’Arvor denies any form of control or constraint vis-à-vis the author Florence Porcel who accuses him of rape, and says himself “Revolted”, in a text published, Friday evening February 19, on his page Facebook.

“There has never been any form of control, nor a fortiori of constraint. The writings of Madame Florence Porcel that I have preserved, for the most part subsequent to her accusations, will amply prove this (…). In all my life I have never forced anyone to have a romantic relationship, nor of course to a sexual relationship. “

Florence Porcel has filed a rape complaint against the former television star: accusations she unveils in a novel, Pandorini, released in early January. PPDA denounces in this regard, as he has already done through his lawyer, the use made of his person “To ensure the promotion of a novel”. “The search for notoriety does not excuse everything. No more fascination for what shines ”, writes the journalist, 73 years old.

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“Brotherly relations”

“Until then, I had friendly relations with her and shared her taste for literature. Several times, I supported her when she published books or during her encounters with journalists ”, writes the journalist.

“For me, defending the cause of women has always been a subject of primary importance. So I experience these attacks very painfully. And my family as well as my relatives consider them unbearable ”, he wrote, adding to be at the disposal of the investigators for “Restore his honor and the truth of the facts”.

The Nanterre public prosecutor’s office said Thursday that it had opened a preliminary investigation after this complaint, confirming a information you Parisian. The facts of 2004 would have taken place in the office of PPDA at TF1, in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), at the end of a television news and those of 2009 at the headquarters of the production company A Prime Group , according to The Parisian.

The World with AFP

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