Nicolas Mahut: “We must support Fiona (Ferro) in her approach”

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Nicolas Mahut: “We must support Fiona (Ferro) in her approach”

“We must support Fiona in her approachreacted Mahut. It is also one of the reasons why it is complicated for her to play tennis. I will not speak for her. Making a comment until it is judged is complicated. I, who approached the Women’s Foundation, is also for that. There she is a tennis player so we are even more affected, but we have to help women talk about it because it is always quite complicated. It is no coincidence that it falls years later. It took him a while before he could talk about it. It is during these periods that young girls and women must be accompanied. »

“It really is a difficult story. We found out when she decided to file a complaint. The Federation has done what is necessary to support her in her approach.

“These revelations are quite surprising when you have it (Pierre Bouteyré) rubbed shoulders, adds the French player. Alizé (Cornet, who was coached by Bouteyre) will be much better placed than me to talk about it. I believe that she will also be heard on her return. We have rubbed shoulders with him on the circuit. I didn’t see him when Pierre was training Fiona. But when he was with Alizé, we saw him for years. It really is a difficult story. We didn’t learn it yesterday, we learned it when she decided to file a complaint. The Federation has done what is necessary to support her in her approach. »

At the material time, Fiona Ferro was between 15 and 18 years old. Pierre Bouteyre, who trained her in Saint-Raphaël, was indicted on August 18. According Nice morningBouteyre “acknowledges the materiality of the facts but disputes the accusation of rape” formulated by the 25-year-old player, evoking on the contrary consented relationships according to her lawyer, Me Virginie Pin.

Bouteyre, 50, was placed under judicial control with obligation of care, prohibition to train minors, as well as to come into contact with Ferro.

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