Russian artist Piotr Pavlenski, who claims to be at the origin of the broadcasting of intimate videos of Benjamin Griveaux, is the subject of an investigation for "violence with a weapon" committed on December 31, we learned Friday from source judicial.
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Piotr Pavlenski is implicated for facts which would have occurred on the night of Christmas Eve in an apartment in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, said this source, confirming an information from Mediapart. According to a participant in the evening, a brawl opposed several people to Mr. Pavlenski who seized a knife in the kitchen.
"He says he took it because he had ten people around him and then released him. They say they were attacked with a knife, "added the guest. According to Mediapart, two guests were injured with this knife. "A bottle was broken on the head" of Mr. Pavlenski and he was in "dirty condition", according to another source.
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The lawyer and essayist Juan Branco, who says he "advised" Mr. Pavlenski on the video behind Mr. Griveaux's withdrawal, was also present at this New Years Eve party. Contacted by AFP, Mr. Pavlenski's lawyer in this matter Marie-Alix Canu-Bernard had "no comments" to make.
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