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Prosecutors. Prosecutors in France are investigating a prominent figure skating coach after allegations that he raped a French skater when she was a teenager Sarah. Ib Bowl who won a world championship. Bronze Medal says the abuse. I began when she was fifteen French. Authorities say they will try to determine if any other athletes were abused as well. Aw Anita has our report from Paris Sarah. Abbott Ball made the allegations in her new autobiography published last week. She said her figure skating skating. Coach Sheila Bair raped her repeatedly back in the early nineteen nineties. When she was between the ages of fifteen and seventeen speaking to a French news channel? Abby Bowl said that nearly thirty years later she's still on antidepressants pupil dearly. dickers- don't sweat wrong plus Russell. She says she decided to tell her story because she could no longer stand the idea. That bear was still training children. She said she felt guilty about her silence and and couldn't stand it any more Bayer. The skating coach admitted he had with he described as intimate and inappropriate relations with Abby Bl. He he told the French news agency. AFP that he's sincerely sorry. The allegations have shocked the sports world and the public in France. The head head of the French Ice Skating Federation did he guy has also expressed shock but there are allegations that he may have covered up for Bayer and the National Channel Sports Minister Roxana. Massieu says he should take responsibility for the scandal and resigned because he don't let your horses. This ball Douglas Digi Gygi. The president of the French Skating Federation cannot clear himself from his moral and personal responsibilities beyond its president. The nature and number of facts causes me to think that this grave dysfunction is at the least the result of an institutionalized breach silence seems to have been the rule for a number of elected leaders so far guy. A gate has refused to step down as president of the Skating Federation at a press conference today. He said he was disgusted to learn about the allegations. From Abbey Bull up theory this at least two goals dot com. I am dismayed the sad fact that these women's lives have been shattered forever shaken by the weakness of disreputable men who took advantage of their innocence. There are no words to describe my disgust guy. Gay went on to defend his decision not to step down but they are not. I was also skater. A trainer I manage some of these people but you will never find my name in cases of violence or child abuse or the abuse of adolescence. I am an imperfect perfect man but I am clean to other skating coaches. In France face similar accusations of sexual assault one of them has denied the allegations. The other are has refused to comment publicly. Prosecutors say the truth will come out in the coming weeks as they tried to establish if any other athletes were abused for the World Anita Hill Lash