Patrick Bruel

Patrick Bruel involved in the terrible nursing home scandal in France: what happened?

Patrick Bruel finds himself at the heart of a great scandal. A scandal about abuse of our elders in some nursing homes. Indeed, his name seems to be in a book on this subject.

To know about Patrick Bruel

Patrick Bruel made his debut in the cinema with the biggest names, then in the theater. It will be only after having turned in various films in the 1980s that he will launch into the song. His second album in the early 1990s, with the hit “Alors look”, was a great success. He then became one of the most revered singers of the decade.

What comes after only reinforces the absurdity of the place of Patrick Bruel in the Ehpad scandal. He remains strongly committed to several political and humanitarian causes close to his heart. Like the fight against racism, famine or even freedom of expression. He does not hesitate to express his thoughts in his songs or to reveal them during his interviews.

“The Gravediggers: revelations about the system that mistreats our elders”

Last January, Fayard editions published “Les Fossoyeurs: revelations about the system that mistreats our elders”. They cited many names in this investigation, accusing the Orpea group of mistreatment and embezzlement of elderly people. Among these names was that of Patrick Bruel.

Le Parisien had revealed, last June, that the singer had then received a sum of money for conduct seminars in five-star establishments reserved for Orpea executives. At the same time, the elderly therefore suffered hell in nursing homes. On July 21, France Dimanche reported that the elderly were victims of malnutrition and violence.

Three former directors, having written Les Fossoyeurs, therefore made some revelations. Three planes were chartered each year to ferry executives to dream locations”. They went on to confess that they were “left to party in Faro in “Portugal, in Marrakech, in Dubrovnik [en Croatie, ndlr]. And each time, it was great. The group paid the biggest stars to perform in front of us: we were treated to Patrick Bruel, the Gipsy Kings, Messmer the magician, or even Mika. All of this had to be funded. And we knew that the suppliers were donating money that was used for that. We never had any proof. But the Bastide and Hartmann sales reps [fournisseurs de matériel médical financé sur la dotation de l’assurance maladie, ndlr] spoke to us about it regularly…”.

Not Patrick Bruel’s first scandal

Although he is indirectly involved in this scandal, the name of Patrick Bruel is therefore already tainted. This doesn’t seem to be the first time the singer has been embroiled in a scandal. As France Sunday reveals, a private performance by the 63-year-old singer had already caused a scandal in 2012. It seemed to be organized for the bar mitzvah of Arnaud Mimran’s eldest son. He had been spotted by the police as part of the “French crime” for his VAT fraud on carbon quotas. His son’s bar mitzvah figure was $5 million.

In addition, the name of Patrick Bruel has recently been tainted. But this time by impersonators seeking to discredit him. He therefore no longer has any credibility with the French. Fortunately, as mentioned above, Patrick Bruel only seems to be indirectly involved in these scandals. The case remains to follow from close…

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