Accused of sexual harassment, Polish tennis boss resigns

During a meeting of the board of directors of the Polish Tennis Federation, Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski submitted his resignation (…) with immediate effect. The broadcast of Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski was accepted unanimouslyThese were the words of the press release issued by the governing body of Polish tennis on Thursday. , when she was 13-14 years old. According to her, other players were also victims of similar behavior on the part of Mr. Skrzypczynski, whom the deputy describedsexual predator“.

Mr. Skrzypczynski was his coach at the time, at a club in northwestern Poland. Ms. Kotula’s statements echoed other accusations recently published in the press, on condition of anonymity. The president, in office since 2017, has denied everything. On Tuesday, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who dominates the world tennis hierarchy, took the floor saying that “senior management should determine what happened“.

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As the current No.1 in women’s tennis, I cannot remain silent.“, she said in a long series of tweets, also inviting victims of harassment and violence to seek help from professionals and publishing the numbers of telephone platforms for psychological support. Iga Swiatek specified that she had not been for her party victim of such behavior.

On Thursday, the Polish Tennis Federation also announced that it would set up an independent commission made up of three women to investigate.on all the circumstances revealing the cases related to Mr. Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, which have been the subject of recent press articles, interviews and reportsThe commission, which is to be created by the end of November, must submit its report within six months.

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