After causing a serious accident, comedian Pierre Palmade targeted by an investigation for child pornography

After causing a serious accident, comedian Pierre Palmade targeted by a investigation for child pornography


Already charged for the serious road accident he caused while under the influence of cocaine, French comedian Pierre Palmade is now the subject of an investigation for possession of child pornography images, which darkens its legal horizon even further. 

This investigation was opened on Saturday after a report was made to the police, the author of which must still be heard by investigators, said Sunday the Paris prosecutor's office.

Contacted by AFP, the comedian's lawyer, Me Céline Lasek, did not wish to speak.

According to the television channel BFMTV, a man “contacted the police to indicate that he had in his possession videos and audios showing that Pierre Palmade had child pornography images”. The investigators will therefore audition him to “verify the veracity of his accusations”, specified BFMTV.

Pierre Palmade has sparked a legal and media storm since the car he was driving, after consuming cocaine and synthetic drugs, collided on February 10 with a vehicle arriving in front of him, about fifty kilometers to the south. de Paris.

The collision seriously injured three members of the same family: a man, his 6-year-old son and his six-and-a-half-month-pregnant sister-in-law, who lost her baby .

Presented to a judge on Friday, the 54-year-old comedian, struggling for years with heavy addiction problems, was charged in particular with homicide and involuntary injuries.

The actor escaped, at least temporarily , to prison, being assigned to the addiction department of a hospital under an electronic bracelet.

The Melun prosecutor's office, which had requested his placement in pre-trial detention, appealed on this point .

The two passengers present in his car at the time of the accident, a 33-year-old Moroccan and a 34-year-old Frenchman, were placed under the status of assisted witness for non-assistance to anyone in danger. They had left the scene shortly after the accident.

If Pierre Palmade has not spoken publicly since the start of the affair, his sister reported earlier this week the “shame” of the comedian facing “the horror of what happened, of what he caused”.

Pierre Palmade was convicted in 1995 of cocaine consumption. In 2019, he was taken into custody for use and acquisition of narcotics after being falsely accused of rape.