Fiona Ferro accuses former coach of rape and assault

Fiona Ferro accuses former coach of rape and assault
Fiona Ferro accuses former coach of rape and assault

Fiona in RG-2020 when she eliminated Elena Rybakina, then #18 in the world, in round 2.

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Nice (France) – Fiona Ferro, 25, of France, has filed a complaint against her former coach Pierre Bouteyre for rape and sexual assault that would have taken place between 2012 and 2015 in Saint-Raphaël, according to information from Nice-Matin confirmed to BFM Côte d’Azur. He was indicted on August 19 after a confrontation with the sportswoman, following a complaint filed on February 25 of this year and an investigation that lasted several months.

Former Alizé Cornet coach Pierre Bouteyre acknowledged the materiality of the facts, but contests the rape accusation. The 51-year-old coach has orders not to approach Fiona, as well as not to contact her. The coach also had to hand over his passport.

The alleged facts would have been committed in Saint-Raphaël between 2012 and 2015, when the player was between 15 and 18 years old. A confrontation between the 259th player in the world and her former coach took place the day before the indictment, according to sources close to the investigation. Pierre Bouteyre has been placed under judicial supervision and faces up to 20 years in prison.

“He clearly had authority over her,” said Maître Colombani Isabelle, Fiona Ferro’s lawyer contacted by phone.

In addition to the first restrictive measures, there is a ban on training minors. The investigation (with a maximum duration of two years) aims to determine whether other similar acts could have been committed against other players.

Away from the Nice Lawn club, Fiona Ferro will, according to Nice Matin, join a club in the Paris region. Currently 259th in the world, she lost in the first round of the US Open qualifier a week ago.


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