The affair had the effect of a bomb. On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the French discovered with amazement the accusations of rape of Florence Porcel against Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, in the columns of the Parisian. According to the writer, the facts would have taken place on two occasions in 2004 and 2009. Since then, there are many testimonies going in this direction such as those of the eight women having denounced the actions and "abuse of dominant position" from the journalist, unveiled by the newspaper The world, Monday March 15, 2021. The day after these revelations, Géraldine Maillet confided in her turn on his meeting with the former leading face of TF1.
On the set of Do not touch My TV, she started by explaining: "I'll tell you what happened to me, I wrote a lot of novels, at the time, besides the fact that he presented the 8 p.m. newspaper, he also had a literary program, Vol de nuit, it was a very prescriptive program. As a young author, it was my first novel, I was very happy to be invited on this program, it was rather very rewarding ". Before continuing: "It was my first real big TV show for my novel, I met him, the show went well. At the end of the show, he approached me, in a slightly cavalier manner, a kind of a little heavy drag and he said to me: ‘I really liked your book, I would really like to see each other again, it would be good to see each other again '". What, the companion of Daniel Riolo then replied: "Of course, we'll see each other again for my second novel", before leaving the premises.
Géraldine Maillet traumatized by her meeting with Patrick Poivre d'Arvor?
Believing that his way of doing things was "maybe insistent ", she said she experienced their exchange as "a kind of heavy drag", she has "completely swept from the back of the sleeve". While for her this is not a traumatic event, she stressed: "Maybe other young girls would have thought that maybe it was a flirtation, a kind of hold that he wanted to exercise on me ". Before adding: "I tell myself that perhaps some young girls may not have had the same reaction, there was a balance of power, a balance of power, a balance of control that I, I have not undergone that me in any case I did not undergo ". A story she concluded by stating that PPDA was not "suck": "He received me each time for my books, he was no longer insistent at all, he was no longer heavy at all, we saw each other again, there was no problem".
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