Who is Piotr Pavlenski, the Russian artist who has released videos involving Benjamin Griveaux ?

A man has claimed responsibility for the dissemination of videos of a pornographic nature involving Benjamin Griveaux, now ex-candidate for mayor of Paris. This is Piotr Pavlenski, a Russian artist based in France.

In full ascent to the city hall of Paris, Benjamin Griveaux lives a real hell. This Thursday, the 13th of February, a video of a pornographic nature involving the candidate LREM to the municipal has been published on the social networks. Widely reported by Joachim Her-Forget, these images show the sex of a man erection by masturbating, and screenshots of a conversation between a woman and a person presented as Benjamin Griveaux. The reaction of the politician is not made to wait. This Friday 14 February, he announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for the mayor of Paris : “I don’t want to expose us more, me and my family, when all shots are allowed. This goes too far. This is why I decided to withdraw my candidacy to the municipal election in paris, he said. This decision cost me a lot but my priorities are very clear, this is first and foremost my family you’ll understand “

The origin of the scandal : other man. Piotr Pavlenski has claimed responsibility for the dissemination of videos of a pornographic nature involving Benjamin Griveaux, with Release. “This is someone who permanently relies on the family values, who says he wants to be the mayor of the family, and always mention the example of his wife and children. But it did just the opposite. It doesn’t bother me that people have the sexuality they want, they can even fuck animals, no problem, but they must be honest, has he said to justify his act.But he wants to be the leader of the town and he’s lying to the voters. I live now in France, I’m in paris, it is important for me.” This Russian artist has indicated that they have obtained this video from a source who had a relationship granted with the candidate in the local elections.

Piotr Pavlenski, an artist more committed

Born in Russia, Piotr Pavlenski resides in France, where he is a political refugee since may of 2017. The Russian artist had set fire to the facade of the Bank of France in October of the same year. The latter had entrusted to have set fire to the building for an artistic performance.” The bank of France, situated place de la Bastille, it is historically shameful “, he said. In January 2019, he had been sentenced to three years in prison of which two suspended. Piotr Pavlenski was also talk of him many times in his country of origin. In 2014, he was cut on the lobe of the ear with a knife to protest against the use of psychiatry for political purposes. He was nailed to the testicles on the sidewalk of the Kremlin and then sewed the lips in support of Pussy Riot.