His investigation had the effect of a bomb in the public debate.
In 38 chapters and nearly 400 pages,
by Victor Castanet documented with surgical precision the odious practices of Ehpad Orpea.
In short, abuse and cigarette butting.
A year later, to the day, the journalist who has since received the Albert Londres prize is publishing an expanded version of his book on Wednesday.
Ten additional chapters to tell the scabrous backstage of the publication of his investigation.
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Victor Castanet first returns to the small-time shenanigans of which he was the object.
He had already told of the gag of 15 million euros proposed – in vain – by Orpea before the publication of the book.
The journalist informs this time about
"the strange game of underground chess"
which was played to counter his investigation, with great support from economic intelligence companies, communication agencies, even political support.
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Victor Castanet specifically denounces the practices of Jean-Louis Borloo or even Cyril Hanouna.
The latter organized a poll shortly after the publication of the live book of his show on D8: are these “
”, he asks viewers, who respond positively to more than 70%.
The augmented version of the survey tells how this survey would have been rigged on the initiative of Orpea and with the help of experts in digital reputation, according to the author of the book.
Severely judged controls
Leaving the economic field, Victor Castanet also writes on the political consequences caused by his investigation.
In the midst of the presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron and his teams are worried, according to him, about the weakness of the outgoing president's record in terms of old age, in particular the law on dependency promised at the start of the first five-year term and buried in the meantime.
As proof, according to Victor Castanet, the redoubled efforts of the president's entourage to prevent the opening of a parliamentary inquiry into Orpea.
As for the checks of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas) in Ehpad Orpea, carried out by the executive, they are very severely judged by the author.
The new general manager of Orpea Laurent Guillot reacted Wednesday morning on France Info to this new warning shot from journalist Victor Castanet.
The new revelations are, he said, "
the practices of former leaders
" and "
concern the past
I'm here to deal more with the future and the present
," he said, after recalling that 30 senior executives were dismissed after the publication of the investigation to make a clean sweep of bad practices. .
We have changed enormously in recent months
," hammered the new CEO of Orpea.