Accused of sexual assault and rape by many women, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor can count on the support of his former partner, Claire Chazal. In an interview granted this Monday, January 10, to Belgian journalist David Barbet for Télépro and RTBF, the journalist looks back on the cases that concern the former presenter of TF1’s 20 hours. “I am unfortunately surprised by the times in which we live. It consists of throwing names away, to condemn them definitively without even the intervention of justice, confides Claire Chazal who also gives himself up to a very rare confidence on François, the son she had in 1995 with Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. We talk to Patrick of course, we have a son together “.
On France Inter, last December, she had already given her support to Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, concerned by numerous accusations of sexual assault. “The man they describe is not the one I have known, whom I have known well both personally and professionally. The man I have known undoubtedly liked to seduce, to convince, liked to have a strong relationship with women, permanent, that is what interested him. But he liked to convince them and not to force them “, she had then declared on the antenna of the public service.
Claire Chazal: her opinion decided on the performance of Stromae in the 20 hours of TF1
Facing David Barbet, Claire Chazal also returned to the performance, criticized by some, of Stromae against Anne-Claire Coudray, in the TF1 news, Sunday, January 9. “You have to be very flexible. On Sunday evening, we give the floor to artists. Stromae has agreed to reveal something, that the form is original and takes us into the song is not a problem. We must give this freedom there. I remember a few sequences with Jamel Debouzze, Alain Chabat or Kad Merad. Of course, it’s a promotion, but why not “, explains the journalist.
Claire Chazal and her son, François © JACOVIDES-MOREAU