Franceinfo reveals, this Thursday, November 25, that Florence Porcel filed a new complaint against the journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor.
Last June, the Nanterre public prosecutor’s office made its report, after five months of investigation and closed the eight complaints received against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. for sexual assault. The latter, after study, had been judged as prescribed. The most publicized, that of Florence Porcel who had launched the case, had been dismissed on the grounds that the offense was “insufficiently characterized “. The file had been relaunched very recently by the publication in the newspaper Release open-face testimonies of the eight alleged victims, some describing a well-established system. “A journalist friend at the time told me shortly after that everyone knew, that it was a well-established process where authors, students, journalists, all kinds of women were invited to the news before going into his office. . If everyone knew this, why was it continuing?“, had reported Aude Darlet.
The case reopened after Florence Porcel’s new complaint
Guest of C to you, Me Jacqueline Laffont, the lawyer of the former presenter of the JT of TF1, had indicated that these testimonies did not bring any new information in the file. “It does not change the situation, because contrary to what is announced by yourself, and what the newspaper Release falsely suggests in his presentation, there is no new accusation. We, these women are known to us. They have been heard. They all explained themselves to the police services within an appropriate legal framework “, she had noticed. But our colleagues from Franceinfo revealed, this Thursday, November 25, that the journalist Florence Porcel had just filed a civil action with the dean of the examining magistrates. This new complaint with the constitution of civil party automatically leads to the opening of a judicial investigation, entrusted to an investigating judge., reveals the site.
The examining magistrate will only be able to deal with non-prescribed facts
The latter will be able to seize only the facts of rape which would have taken place in 2009, which are the only ones not to be prescribed, among the charges brought against the former presenter. On the other hand, he will be able to consult the entire file and hear the other women who had also lodged a complaint against PPDA, despite the prescription.