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Business at the FFF: “No desire to hide anything”, assures Brigitte Henriques


Guest of Europe 1 Sport on Monday, Brigitte Henriques, president of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee and former vice-president of the French Football Federation, returned to the revelations of journalist Romain Molina, citing cases of sexual harassment hidden in the within the FFF.

Was there a desire to stifle cases of sexual harassment within the French Football Federation? In any case, this is what the independent journalist Romain Molina said in a long investigation published in the Norwegian media. Josimar Football. Cited in this case, Brigitte Henriques, who in the past held the position of vice-president of the FFF, mentioned these accusations at the microphone of Europe 1 Sport. “There was no desire to hide anything,” she certified to Jacques Vendroux and Lionel Rosso.

The current president of the CNOSF justified herself by invoking all the provisions taken by the Federation concerning these questions. She notably returned to the Angélique Roujas case, this trainer guilty of having had sex with underage players. “The Federation has pronounced a dismissal against the offending coach. So it shows that there was no will, and even less on my part, to bury anything”.

The former French international develops by even speaking of an “avant-garde” position of the FFF on this scourge. “It is the French Football Federation, with the Pays de la Loire league, which has set up the crossing of files so that, when a coach obtains a professional license, we can know what his criminal record was. And today today it has become widespread”.

“It is my priority to be able to eradicate this scourge”

Brigitte Henriques then cleared herself of all responsibility. “At the time when the facts took place, I was not present in Clairefontaine”, she assured before listing her personal record in the fight against sexual violence. “When I was a teacher, I myself seized the public prosecutor with the head of the establishment, when I had a doubt and wanted to protect a victim”.

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And to continue by evoking her action in this area since taking office as president of the CNOSF. “When I arrived, I appointed an exceptional ambassador in the person of Catherine Moyon de Baecque who is one of the first victims to have won her case. And since then, she has traveled all over France and she is requested everywhere to go. speak out,” says Brigitte Henriques.

The former professional footballer then lists the devices: “We have a sexual violence referent per federation, we support them and we train them. We are also going to set up a breathing cell for the victims to bring them in and that they exchange with each other and that they can support each other”. And to conclude by reaffirming his commitment. “It is my priority to be able to fight against this scourge. We must stop it and not only in sport but also in society in general”.

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