Invited to the set of Wednesday, May 11’s TMC show, the person who had sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn for attempted rape spoke about the Patrick Poivre d’Arvor case.
Tristane Banon, the novelist who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape in 2006 and then in 2011, was Yann Barthès’ guest for Daily on TMC on Wednesday, May 11, just before the broadcast of Julien Bellver’s investigation entitled Le crash DSK.
After coming back at length about the DSK affair and the fall of the man who would run for president of the Republic following the rape allegations by Nafissatou Diallo, the maid of the New York Sofitel hotel, Tristane approached Banon another case that has some similarities: the PPDA case.
‘He is the first to speak to journalists about this’
Yann Barthès explains that Tristane Banon has confided in PPDA about his attack. And the novelist to explain her relationship with Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, the star of TF1 news at the time
“That is same pretty crazy because it was he who told me that it was absolutely necessary to make these facts known. That this man would one day become president of the republic. That we couldn’t admit that a potential president is a sex criminal.”
To complete: †He was the first to speak to journalists about what had happened to me. And that’s how I was first approached by journalists.”
“It’s pretty crazy”
“If you know what happened in his life, it’s pretty crazy,” she continues. She says it’s a very complicated situation. For her, “must hear” these women, what they say is pretty awful to some. HASin the neighborhood we must let justice be done.”
She adds that she hasn’t spoken to him in several years, but insists she wouldn’t have filed a complaint in his place.
“I don’t think you should risk your luck. I have no advice to offer, but I don’t think they should be provoked to that extent by making a complaint. I think there should be a minimum of decency.”
Before concluding: “Anear I don’t know the details of the facts. I am not here to condemn him or to defend him, I am not a lawyer, nor am I a examining magistrate.”