French determine skater Morgan Cipres is below investigation by means of the US Heart for SafeSport after allegedly sending lewd pictures to a 13-year-old lady, USA Nowadays reported on Tuesday.
Cipres, a two-time Olympian and pairs bronze medallist on the 2018 Global Championship with spouse Vanessa James, is said to have despatched two footage of his penis to the lady, who skated on the similar Florida rink because the Frenchman.
Requested to remark at the record Tuesday, Cipres’ press spokeswoman advised AFP: “The federation is operating with him in this. He has taken on a legal professional and he’ll now not let himself be driven round.”
Cipres has educated in the US since 2016.
USA Nowadays added it had observed the footage on the centre of the investigation, that have been despatched by means of Cipres from what seemed to be his verified Instagram account on December 3, 2017.
The newspaper stated Cipres’ coaches — former Olympians John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana — had warned the lady’s circle of relatives to not record the incident to government on the time.
In step with USA Nowadays, a fourth grownup used to be additionally concerned within the incident, named as trainer Vinny Dispenza.
Dispenza is said to have advised the lady and every other underage lady to message Cipres soliciting for footage in change for the promise of a pizza.
USA Nowadays stated the lady and her folks have been instructed by means of Zimmerman and Fontana to not elevate the subject with police of the USA Heart for SafeSport so to steer clear of disrupting Cipres and James’ 2018 Olympic arrangements.
The lady stated she have been advised by means of Dispenza she would “by no means skate once more” if she took the subject to government.
Cipres in the meantime declined remark at the allegation when contacted by means of USA Nowadays. “I can’t communicate with you about the rest about that. I imply, I’ve not anything to mention about this allegation,” he used to be quoted as announcing.
“I’ve not anything, not anything, not anything to mention about the rest about that so I am sorry, I can’t communicate to you.”
The case used to be reported to the USA Heart for SafeSport, which used to be arrange in 2017 to research sexual abuse in Olympic sports activities, by means of a pal of the circle of relatives in August this yr.
SafeSport has declined to substantiate an energetic investigation is underway mentioning the organisation’s coverage.