“Without a shadow of a doubt…”: Thomas Hugues speaks on the PPDA affair

“Without a shadow of a doubt…”: Thomas Hugues speaks on the PPDA affair

For months, the PPDA affair has been on everyone’s lips. New revelations keep coming in and many TF1 alumni no longer hesitate to speak up. This is the case of Thomas Hugues who spoke about the case this Thursday, January 26, 2023.

This is the case that has shaken the world of journalism for several months: the PPDA case. In February 2021, the writer Florence Porcel filed a complaint against the journalist of TF1 whom she accuses of rape and then causes a real earthquake. The facts would have occurred between 2004 and 2009. 5 years during which she claims to have been the victim of sexual assault and rape. Since then, the author’s accusations are not the only ones.

Indeed, following the complaint lodged by Florence Porcell, other women have also filed a complaint against the journalist. In total, more than thirty women accused him of rape or sexual assault. Whether Claire Chazal’s ex can count on the support of his relatives and some of his former colleagues, others no longer really hesitate to talk. For several months, tongues have been loosened on the reputation of the presenter.

A known seducer

Denis Brogniart had thus provided support for women who had filed a complaint while others confirm the rumors of corridors about Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. This is the case of Thomas Hugues who was very frank about the case and wanted to support women. “I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, the women who testify against him. I know and have worked with some of them and I believe them“, he declared during an interview on the Buzz TV program of the Figaro.

In 15 years at TF1, no one ever came to me and told me that creepy things were going on in the office of PPDA”, continues the former joker of Patrick Poivre d’Arvor before admitting that, even if he was not aware of his actions, his colleague had a sacred reputation:We all knew he was a seducereven if there are more vulgar words to describe his behavior.” A new testimony… One more.

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