Noël Le Graët to sue France’s Minister for Sports following resignation as FFF president

Speaking on TV show C à vous tonight, the lawyer of Noël Le Graët, Thierry Marembert, has announced his client’s intention of suing France’s Minister for Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra for libel.

Le Graët resigned as FFF president this morning in the wake of the conclusions of an audit – which had been called by Oudéa-Castéra – which accuses him of repeated instances of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour, as well as a wider criticism of the running of the French FA. The former mayor of Guingamp has continued to deny the accusations.

Marembert claims that the auditors were “manipulated” by Oudéa-Castéra herself, and accuses her of lying about the contents of the final report. In particular, he takes aim at her assertion that the 81-year-old had send messages of a “clear sexual nature”, which according to him was not what the report said. The lawyer also asserted that Le Graët will be seeking for the report to be annulled, on the grounds that it “violated all the rules of impartiality”, adding that he believes the report to be devoid of content.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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