Sarah Abitbol: “It's a magnificent victory! "
The Paris prosecutor's office announces that an investigation was opened on September 4 for "rape" and "sexual assault" by a person with authority over a minor.This investigation follows the report of the general inspection of the Ministry of Sports implicating a around twenty skating coaches.It aims to identify and locate potential victims everywhere in France.Sarah Abitbol, the former skating champion, whose poignant testimony in "The Obs" broke the omerta on sexual violence in sports, reacts to this ad.
Is this opening of investigation a sacred victory for you?
It is a magnificent victory! I was heard, beyond all my expectations.The ministry had paved the way with its investigation, justice takes over today, and takes note of the extent of the damage.About twenty attackers! “The Obs” was not mistaken in denouncing a “system” and a culture of rape.The opening of this investigation is a sign that justice has evolved, that victims should no longer be afraid to break their silence and to file a complaint.I spoke too late, the facts are prescribed, I regret it so much! EXCLUSIVE."You have trampled my soul": the champion Sarah Abitbol tells her hell
Was it another time?
Yes I'm starting to really believe it! Yesterday, you published on the site of the "Obs" the testimony of Audrey, raped by her riding trainer at the age of 14.Seven years ago, her complaint was dismissed.Today, the justice opens an investigation into his case.There it is, the change of epoch! Seven years later, society is ready to listen, and justice to do its job.
Posted Date: 2020-09-19