The tennis world was shocked to hear the statement of the former French athlete Angélique Cauchywho denounced at the Bourbon Palace in Paris that her trainer Andrew Gueddes “raped her three times a day” during her teenage years.
The former athlete’s statement was given in front of an investigative commission that was launched in July and points against The coach sentenced in 2021 to 18 years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting four minors between 12 and 17 years old.
Cauchy’s relationship with Gueddes began in 1999 when he began training her at the Sarcelles club, at the age of 12.
The then girl faced an ordeal during a rally in the French commune of La Baule and detailed it in her testimony.
“He took his victims to La Baule, far from home, completely uprooted, to move on to higher stages. They were the worst fifteen days of my life; he raped me three times a day. The first night he asked me to go to his room and I didn’t. I did it. And that’s how he entered mine. It was worse. I was imprisoned, I couldn’t go out when I wanted,” said the 36-year-old Frenchwoman, who months ago claimed that she had been “raped nearly 400 times.”
“I lived between the ages of 13 and 18 thinking I had AIDS,” he revealed, as published by the French newspaper Le Parisien.
“I had a little notebook with the autographs of the PSG players, because I was going to see them at Camp des Loges. And between those sheets of paper I wrote: ‘I can’t take it anymore, this has to end, I’m going to make it all end,'” he said. , in reference to the fact that he was analyzing “taking his own life.”
“I told him: ‘You shouldn’t, it’s not right, I don’t want to,’ and he responded: ‘You know this happens sometimes in relationships between coach and student, we spend so much time together, it’s normal.’ But I didn’t. wanted, he was my mother’s age,” he added about what the coach told him.
“It was well known that he was not good with young girls. I don’t talk about myself because it wasn’t known about me. But as for the others, there were always those who said: yes, he is with her, he goes out with her. But with 38 years, you don’t date a 15-year-old girl, especially when you’re training her,” he concluded.
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