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French Tennis Player’s Ex-Coach Charged With Rape And Sexual Assault

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French tennis player Fiona Farrow’s former coach has been charged with raping and sexually abusing her when she was a teenager, judicial sources confirmed on Wednesday. Farrow, 25, accused Pierre Bottier, 50, of rape and sexual assault between 2012 and 2015, her lawyer Isabelle Columbani told AFP. Bottier was Farrow’s private coach and often accompanied him during overseas tournaments, his lawyer said.

Prosecutor Patrice Cambro told AFP that Boutier was charged with “rape of a minor by a person in authority over the victim” and “sexual assault of a minor over the age of 15 by a person in authority over the victim”. has been charged.

Boutier, who was also the coach of French tennis player Alize Cornet, “acknowledges the relationship but denies any coercion, according to him it was a love story”, his lawyer Virginie Pinn told AFP. .

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The Belgian-born Farrow has won two WTA titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 39 in March 2021, but is now down to No. 259.

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