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French figure skating coach Gilles Beyer acknowledged that he had an intimate relationship with the trust Sarah Abitbol. It is reported by RMC Sport.
In response to allegations of rapes by Abitbol Beyer expressed his regret, noting that his memories of the incident differ from that presented former figure skater. “I admit the fact of an intimate relationship with her. Given my status and her age, this relationship was unacceptable,” he said.
30 January, French newspaper L’equipe published an excerpt of the autobiographical book Abitbol. Former athlete writes about the repeated rapes in the period from 1990 to 1992, when she was 15-17 years.
In addition Abitbol, with the accusations against Beyer spoke and Ellen Goddard. According to her, the specialist was joined with her in an intimate relationship, when the skater was 13 years old.
Abitbol — ten-French champion in pair skating. In 2000, she won a bronze medal at the world Championships.
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