Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Polish tennis chief quits after sexual abuse allegations

The top of the Polish Tennis Affiliation (PZT) resigned on Thursday, the governing physique stated in a press release, after he turned embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal.

In an interview with information web site Onet printed on Monday, lawmaker Katarzyna Kotula accused PZT head Miroslaw Skrzypczynski of sexually assaulting her when he was a coach within the early Nineties.

The allegations got here after one other Onet piece through which Skrzypczynski was accused of utilizing bodily and psychological violence towards his household and gamers he coached.

Skrzypczynski denied the accusations in a press release despatched to Reuters on Wednesday and stated he supposed to show his innocence in courtroom.

“At the meeting of the Management Board of the Polish Tennis Association… Miroslaw Skrzypczynski submitted his resignation from the function of President of the Management Board of the Polish Tennis Association with immediate effect,” PZT stated in a press release.

“Miroslaw Skrzypczynski’s resignation was unanimously accepted.”

The affiliation stated it will arrange an unbiased fee composed of girls to analyze the accusations towards Skrzypczynski.

Skrzypczynski didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for touch upon Thursday.

The furore surrounding the allegations prompted world primary feminine tennis participant Iga Swiatek to submit a message on Twitter on Tuesday urging victims struggling any form of abuse in life to hunt assist.

Fellow Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz stated on Twitter that he supported “all women and all victims of abuse”.

Skrzypczynski might be changed as head of the PZT by former vice-president Dariusz Lukaszewski.

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