Women accuse PPDA of sexual violence on TV explain why they spoke up

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Invited to France 5, four women, who testified in the newspaper “Liberation” of the sexual violence they allegedly suffered from journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, explained their approach.

After the preliminary investigation against Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was closed without follow-up, several women agreed to testify with their faces uncovered in Release last week. Guests of the show “C politique” of France 5, Sunday November 14, four of them, Emmanuelle Dancourt, Cécile Delarue, Hélène Devynck and Muriel Reus, explained why they decided to speak.

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They notably told how the passage of Patrick Poivre d’Arvor in the program “Quotidien” of TMC, in March, pushed them to contact the investigator in charge of the file, as reported. France info. “The whole of this program was chilling for me. (…) He explained that the women who accused him of rape were liars, cowards, since they were anonymous”, declared the former journalist Hélène Devynck. “The day after this broadcast, I contacted the investigator and I went to testify.”

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“I received these comments like a slap,” explains journalist Emmanuelle Dancourt. “When he started talking about anonymity, [à dire] ‘no one came to see me eye to eye’ … I said to myself ‘this is not possible, we cannot let this go’ “.