Tue 17 January 2023 | 18:55

Le Graet denies sexual and moral harassment amid prosecution

After stepping down as France's FA president, Le Graet is facing moral and sexual harassment accusations as French prosecutors confirmed. However, the 81-year-old denies them.

Noel Le Graet

’s comments regarding

Zinedine Zidane

, drew a huge backlash from players, the French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera, the National Ethics Council, and leading agent

Sonia Souid

, who accused le Graet, as she opened up about how Le Graet saw her as an object of his sexual desire in their dealings from 2013 to 2017.

Parisian prosecutors confirmed that a probe into "sexual and moral harassment" began on Monday. However, Noel Le Graet published a statement denying the accusations.

The release, published by AFP, said:

"[Le Graet] denies all (the) accusations of moral or sexual harassment or any other criminal offences.

"[Le Graet] denounces these repeated announcements by way of the press, which intervene [in the case] before the mission of the inspection has even made its provisional report.

"In this administrative investigation, which is clearly incriminating, Mr. Le Graet has had neither the opportunity to take cognizance of the elements concerning him, nor the opportunity to put forward his observations in defence, which is seriously prejudicial to the essential rights of the defence and the presumption of innocence."



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