The top of the Polish Tennis Affiliation (PZT) resigned on Thursday, the governing physique stated in an announcement, after he grew to become embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal.
In an interview with information web site Onet revealed on Monday, lawmaker Katarzyna Kotula accused PZT head Miroslaw Skrzypczynski of sexually assaulting her when he was a coach within the early Nineteen Nineties.
The allegations got here after one other Onet piece through which Skrzypczynski was accused of utilizing bodily and psychological violence in opposition to his household and gamers he coached.
Skrzypczynski denied the accusations in an announcement despatched to Reuters on Wednesday and stated he meant to show his innocence in courtroom.
“On the assembly of the Administration Board of the Polish Tennis Affiliation… Miroslaw Skrzypczynski submitted his resignation from the operate of President of the Administration Board of the Polish Tennis Affiliation with rapid impact,” PZT stated in an announcement.
“Miroslaw Skrzypczynski’s resignation was unanimously accepted.”
The affiliation stated it might arrange an impartial fee composed of girls to analyze the accusations in opposition to 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 put up 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 ladies and all victims of abuse”.
Skrzypczynski shall be changed as head of the PZT by former vice-president Dariusz Lukaszewski.
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Publish date: 2022-11-24 21:36:10
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