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Juan Branco claims not to be "the third man" in the Griveaux affair

2020-02-25T12:48:29.665Z

Suspected of having played a role in the dissemination of videos of a sexual nature by Benjamin Griveaux, the ex-lawyer of Piotr Pavlenski returns in Le Parisien on his relationship with the Russian activist.



Did Juan Branco help bring Griveaux down? In an interview with the Parisian , the lawyer, now under police surveillance, assures him: he is not " the third man " in the case. Pavlenski, for his part, never stops hammering him: he acted alone. Investigators are not persuaded of this and see Branco as a key witness who may soon speak at the bar. " They can go and be seen so that I can betray professional secrecy ," says the lawyer. " Do we have lawyers testify against their clients now?" ", He protests.

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" Politics has become pornographic, let's reveal the pornography of politics "; this is the “artistic” project that Pavlenski presents to Branco. " An intellectually audible speech " according to the lawyer, who however advises him to blur the photos he publishes on the Pornopolitique site. If Pavlenski had offered to Juan Branco to participate in the dissemination of his action, the lawyer claims to have refused, " choosing to remain strictly in [his] role as lawyer ". The latter certifies that he did not believe in Pavlenski's project: " I was afraid that it would be false, that Pavlenski would be manipulated by those around him or that it would be a move by Trafalgar aimed at discrediting me. Until Griveaux resigns, I have a strong doubt that it is about him on the video ”, he tells the Parisian .

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Pavlenski, in an interview with the Parisian , confirms that he acted alone: ​​" I asked him two questions:" how to open a pornographic site in France? " and “how can I be sure of the identity of a person whose face cannot be seen on a video? (...) He also informed me about the risks. But he stayed away ”. One way to clear Juan Branco.

Personally, I would never have broadcast these videos. These are not my methods.

Juan Branco

Dubious in the face of the images Pavlenski presents to him, Branco claims to have kept his distance from the start: “ For my part, I would never have broadcast these videos. These are not my methods, ”he says. The young lawyer keeps repeating the same speech: he does not endorse Pavlenski's actions.

" Those who must be questioned about the complicity, even the concealment, are those who relayed the video, like Joachim Son-Forget ", he says. The deputy ex-LREM indeed shared on Twitter the incriminated images, with the comment: “ I hope that these appalling sexual videos incriminating Benjamin Griveaux and a young woman will be denied by the interested party and his team because such a defamation would be extremely serious in the campaign for Paris ” .

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Asked about his previous revelations on the links between two LREM figures, Gabriel Attal and Stéphane Séjourné, Juan Branco maintains that " it has nothing to do " with the Griveaux affair: " It is not something intimate. I related how an official affair had political implications. They are PACS, it is registered in their declaration of interest. The story that was told of them did not correspond to reality ”.

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Source: lefigaro

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