PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant

Hélène Devynk, one of the many complainants in the PPDA affair, confided in the surprising exchange she is said to have had with Gilles Bouleau, about her predecessor.

On Monday 9 May, Médiapart published a long plateau program on YouTube, devoted to the complainants in the PPDA affair. The 18 women who accused Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of sexual assault were present, including two who hid their faces.

Hélène Devynck about Gilles Bouleau: “He told me ‘I don’t come out'”

Among all these women was Helen Devynckwho worked at TF1 in the early 1990s, when the events reportedly took place. The journalist spoke of the prevailing omerta within the large group and later claimed to have discussed it with quite a few of her colleagues: “People at TF1 today, I saw them, I saw Gilles Pélisson (current CEO of the channel), I saw Thierry Thuillier (group news director), I spoke to Gilles Bouleau, he was the first I spoke to on TF1 before testifying publiclyShe remembered.

If she said that the current presenter of JT by TF1 believed her right away, Hélène Devynck remembered the surprising answer Gilles Bouleau gave her“He told me ‘I’m not coming out’. And that’s where it’s complicated, because if you’re told ‘I’m not coming out’ it means what you knew without knowingwhat have we seen without seeing”she said on the set of media part

Gilles Bouleau: ‘I didn’t know, I have no reason to lie’

The journalist then returned to all these members of the channel who once called Patrick Poivre d’Arvor a “seducer”: Everything TF1 Says Today ‘We Knew He Was Flirty, He Was Heavy, He Was Compulsive’but we didn’t see the rapes† They’re right, they just have to wonder ‘what does a flirt mean?’she finished.

Guest on the set ofwe are live on April 28, Gilles Bouleau spoke about the case, however, claims he was unaware of Patrick Poivre d’Arvor .’s actions“I think there are enough people in the editorial office, like me, who didn’t know. I didn’t know, I have no reason to lie or hide. I have no animosity or protection to bring to PPDA, I didn’t know”he said.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
On Monday 9 May, Médiapart published a long plateau program on YouTube, devoted to the complainants in the PPDA affair.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
The 18 women who accused Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of sexual assault were present, including two who hid their faces.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
Among all these women was Hélène Devynck, who worked at TF1 in the early 1990s, when the facts are said to have taken place.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
The journalist spoke about the prevailing omerta within the large group and later claimed to have discussed it with quite a few of her colleagues

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
“People at TF1 today, I saw them, I saw Gilles Pélisson (current CEO of the channel), I saw Thierry Thuillier (Director of Information for the Group), I spoke to Gilles Bouleau is the first I spoke to TF1 before testifying publicly,” she recalled.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
When she said that the current presenter of JT de TF1 immediately believed her, Hélène Devynck remembered the surprising answer Gilles Bouleau gave her

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
“He told me ‘I’m not coming out’. And that’s where it’s complicated, because when you’re told ‘I’m not coming out,’ what does that mean?” We knew without knowing, what have we seen without to see,” she said on the set of Mediapart.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
The journalist then returned to all these members of the channel who once called Patrick Poivre d’Arvor a “seducer”.

© CYRIL MOREAU

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
“Everything TF1 says today ‘we knew he was flirty, that he was heavy, that he was compulsive, but we didn’t see the rapes’. They are right, they are just obliged to ask ‘what does flirting mean’ ?'”, she finished.

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
Gilles Bouleau, invited on the set of We are live on April 28, spoke about the matter, but claimed he was not aware of the actions of Patrick Poivre d’Arvor

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PPDA case: this meaningful sentence from Gilles Bouleau to a complainant
“I think there were plenty of people on the editorial board, like me, who didn’t know. I didn’t know, I have no reason to lie or hide. I have no animosity or protection to bring to PPDA, I knew not,” he said.

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