Accused of sexual harassment and violence by MP Katarzyna Kotula on Monday, the president of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT) Miroslaw Skrzypczynski resigned with immediate effect on Thursday.
“ At a meeting of the Board of the Polish Tennis Association, Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski tendered his resignation from the position of Chairman of the Board of the Polish Tennis Association with immediate effect. The resignation of Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski was accepted unanimously “, specified the PZT.
Other anonymous testimonies published in the press
The president of the PZT was accused Monday by Katarzyna Kotula of sexual harassment in the early 1990s, when she was 13-14 years old and he was her coach. These revelations echo other accusations recently published in the press, on condition of anonymity.
According to the deputy, other players have also been victims of similar behavior on the part of Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, whom she describes as ” sexual predator “.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who dominates the world tennis hierarchy, immediately spoke out in the aftermath of the accusations saying that “ senior management should determine what happened “. The world number 1 also specifies that she has not been a victim of such behavior.
The Polish tennis association also announced that it would create an external independent commission composed of three women to investigate ” on all the circumstances surrounding the cases related to Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, which have been the subject of recent press articles, interviews and reports “. It must submit its report within six months.