Sexual violence: the French Federation supports Fiona Ferro

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Sexual violence: the French Federation supports Fiona Ferro

Two days after the daily Nice morning revealed that Fiona Ferro had lodged a complaintlast February, for rape and sexual assault from 2012 to 2015 against Pierre Bouteyre, her former coach (she was then between 15 and 18 years old), the French player received Friday the support of the French Federation (FFT) and of Gilles Moretton, its president.

In a statement, published on the instance’s websiteMoretton said: We wish to testify to Fiona Ferro, in respect of the presumption of innocence, our support in this moment that we know is particularly difficult for her. The FFT’s sports integrity unit is currently supporting it and we will do everything we can to allow it to rebuild. »

A mission agreement with Isabelle Demongeot

Said cell mentioned by Gilles Moretton had been created in 2019 by the Federation “ to facilitate the deployment of actions to prevent sexual violence as well as the collection and follow-up of reports “, as the press release recalls. Last spring, the FFT signed a mission agreement with Isabelle Demongeot, a former player, victim of sexual violence.

Pierre Bouteyre, now 50, who also coached Alizé Cornet, admitted having had a relationship with Fiona Ferro, but denied any coercion. He was indicted in August and placed under judicial control, with in particular the ban on training minors. The FFT also said ” examine the possibility of becoming a civil party in this case “.

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