Sarah Abitbol and her partner.

Sexual Abuse in Skating: Open Investigation for Rape and Sexual Assault on Minors

In a book, ex-skating champion Sarah Abitbol tells of being raped and sexually assaulted by her coach when she was a minor. French justice opened Tuesday 4th February 2020 a preliminary investigation for rape and sexual assault on minors by a person having authority over the victim, in particular to the prejudice of the former […]

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Skater Sarah Abitbol at the Bratislava European Championships, January 24, 2001

Sarah Abitbol’s Former Trainer Confesses to “Inappropriate Intimate Relationships”

Gilles Beyer, accused by skater Sarah Abitbol of rape and sexual assault, said he had had “inappropriate intimate” relations with her. Ex-trainer accused of rape and sexual assault by Sarah Abitbol, Gilles Beyer, conceded on Friday having had “intimate” and “inappropriate” relations with her, saying “sincerely sorry” and offering her “apologies”, while evoking different memories, in […]

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