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Philippe Padieu

December 10, 2009 by USA Post · Comments Off 

Philippe_Padieu_090915_mnPhilippe Padieu:The story of Philippe Padieu was on the Oprah Show Wednesday. Philippe Padieu knowingly infected the five women interview on Oprah with HIV. The five women spoke to Oprah today about their story, and the fact that they believe there may be dozens of more women that were infected and may not be aware of it. The woman stated that they want other people to know about the story, so if they did have sexual relationship with Philippe Padieu to get tested.

Many of the women that Oprah interviewed stated that they went with Philippe Padieu, 53 to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, and that Padieu came out of the medical building and looked them right in the eye and said negative. None of the women asked to see a physical copy of the test results.

Each of the women dated Philippe Padieu between 2004 and 2007, and many of them were in their 50s and had recently divorced after being married for many years, and had recently been reintroduced to the dating scene when they met him. Some are grandmothers, and mothers, and some of them did not give their name.

Diane Reeve, 58 was the leader in gathering evidence for a trail. She was able to obtain the phone records of Philippe Padieu and contacted 23-26 women who confirmed that they also slept with him. Some of those women were tested and they were also HIV positive.

Philippe Padieu was sentenced to 45 years in prison in May of 2009 with six counts of aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon, and won’t be eligible for parole for 22 years.  Padieu will then be in his 70s. Philippe Padieu has appealed his conviction.

Sources: Oprah and ABC News

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