The last time he was in the news, it was for the wrong reasons. Barely arriving in Bordeaux, at the beginning of May, after long weeks of hospitalization in the Paris region, Pierre Palmade had the bad idea of going out to a nightclub.
Recognized by customers, the man who caused the accident on February 11 in Seine-et-Marne immediately found himself criticized on social networks for having used his newfound freedom a little too much.
A few days after this media incident, Palmade voluntarily requested to return to the hospital to continue his withdrawal. And respect the requests of justice: under house arrest in Bordeaux, he does not currently have authorization to leave French territory. Even less the right to get closer to the protagonists of the affair and in particular the two escort boys who had followed him on his weekend of debauchery in Cély-en-Bière.
Cély’s house sold, another bought in Bordeaux
During the summer he was nevertheless seen at Cap Ferret, the vacation spot of several of his “old friends”. But no one wanted to receive “Pierrot”, even less to invite him to lunch to listen to his lament as a man hurt by his own stupidity.
It was also during this period that his house in Cély finally found a buyer. Thanks to the money received – he had acquired the magnificent property in 2017 – Pierre Palmade was able to settle his debts and buy the Bordeaux house where he lives, next to that of his sister Hélène.
Drug withdrawal and writing
Little by little, the one who made France laugh so much would have succeeded in moving away from 3MMC and other artificial paradises to better consider the future. He would spend his days writing: sketches, jokes, for himself, for others, without really knowing what he could do with all this material.
He acts towards those close to him as if nothing had happened.
A friend of Pierre Palmade
“Pierre doesn’t understand that his loved ones are not all behind him,” explains an old acquaintance. He acts towards those close to him as if nothing had happened. But we all know what he did, what the drama led to. It’s difficult for everyone to ignore the drama. But obviously not for him. »
The hope of turning the page
Palmade would actually like to turn the page. Make a public apology, speak in the media to say how sorry he is, once his trial – scheduled for the second half of 2024 – has taken place. Hoping to be able to resume the course of his life as an artist.
“No one will want to program it,” believes this Parisian producer. If Pierre returned to the stage, it would not go unnoticed. At best, he will be able to write for others. But under pseudonym…”
Intractable, her former accomplice Muriel Robin is now opposed to any repeat of sketches or plays that she may have created with Palmade. As an indirect consequence, Palmade will no longer receive royalties, while the year 2023 allowed him to earn nearly 5,000 euros per month, solely through the rights to old plays performed in the provinces by unknown actors.
“The sale of his house made it possible to clean up his financial situation,” says this person close to the actor. But the future is rather bleak. He is sorry about the few calls he receives, he doesn’t really understand why everyone turns their back on him. »
Far from his demons, but until when?
Indeed, Pierre Palmade’s support is very few, if not non-existent. “You have to let time take its course,” tells us this comedian who swears not to be in contact with him. Pierre was one of the most brilliant writers of his generation. Should we now condemn him to silence or give him a second chance? His situation is insurmountable. »
He has stopped reading what is said about him, what is written about the affair, to try to envisage the future.
Since July, Palmade has nevertheless held its ground. “He is completely clean,” continues this relative. But we all feel that it wouldn’t take much for it to spin again. As long as he is far from Paris, from his old “contacts”, he holds on. But until when ? »
Angry again with his mother Réjane, for the moment he can only count on Hélène, his sister, a doctor at Bordeaux University Hospital, to ensure his speedy recovery. “Writing seems to be his escape pursues this knowledge. He has stopped reading what is said about him, what is written about the affair, to try to envisage the future. He no longer fears going to prison. He understood that he has a debt to pay towards a damaged family, towards a country, towards his public. He just hopes that the price to pay will not be too high, he says without laughing. No kidding ?