Before he even published the sexual videos involving Benjamin Griveaux, the Russian artist Piotr Pavlenski had asked for legal advice from Juan Branco. This young 30-year-old lawyer, engaged on the left and opposing the policy of Emmanuel Macron, is a close friend of the man behind the resignation of the candidate LREM for mayor of Paris.
Juan Branco would also know Alexandra de Taddeo, the recipient of the videos by Benjamin Griveaux, who has since become the companion of Piotr Pavlenski.
The Russian artist would not want to be defended by someone other than Juan Branco. But the President of Paris opened Monday, February 17, an ethics investigation to determine if there is a conflict of interest in this matter. If this were the case, Juan Branco would have to give up defending his client.