By Gabriel Kenedi
While French Football Federation (FFF) is currently entangled in several cases related to alleged acts of sexual abuse and harassment, it is the turn of an employee of Occitania Football League (body representing the FFF at regional level, editor’s note) to be summoned by the courts.
The head of the hopes center in turmoil
According to information from France 3 Occitaniathe head of the female hope center of Blagnac, Gaelle Dumaswill appear on November 17 before the criminal court of Toulouse.
Seven players (six of whom were minors at the time of the events) have indeed filed a complaint against this former Toulouse Football Club player and French international for alleged acts of harassment.
Arrived in October 2020 at the Blagnac football club, the technical framework is accused “abuse of authority and violence against minors”as specified The Dispatch.
“His methods were known”
The case was revealed by the independent journalist Roman Molina which indicated as of April 2022 the dismissal of Gaëlle Dumas. Since that date, she would have been dismissed by the Occitanie Football League, as specified France 3. According to Romain Molina, Gaëlle Dumas “was the former coach of the France U18 team (…) and her methods were known…”.
Let us recall that while awaiting the outcome of his trial, Gaëlle Dumas is presumed innocent facts with which he is charged.
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