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Head of the Polish Tennis Association Skrzypczynski resigns after abuse allegations

Embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal, Miroslaw Skrzypczynski has resigned on Thursday

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Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, the chief of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT), resigned on Thursday in the wake of allegations that he had abused an underage player.

In a statement, the PZT said, “At the meeting of the Management Board of the Polish Tennis Association… Miroslaw Skrzypczynski submitted his resignation from the function of President of the Management Board of the Polish Tennis Association with immediate effect. His resignation was unanimously accepted.”

In an interview published on Monday on the news website Onet, Polish MP, Katarzyna Kotula, made public claims that Skrzypczyński abused her multiple times when she was 13 years of age. Other allegations were initially published by the same Polish outlet, Onet, based on the testimony of anonymous alleged victims.

An independent commission to be set up

World No.1 Iga Swiatek and her compatriot Hubert Hurkacz had recently called for an investigation into those claims. And they’ve been heard as the Polish Federation announced today that it would set up an independent commission composed of women to investigate those accusations. Skrzypczynski had denied all allegations on Wednesday.

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