By Le Figaro with AFP
The crisis continues on the side of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, after an eventful meeting with Brigitte Herniques, Denis Meglia announces that he wants to file a complaint for breach of trust.
The former president of the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF), Denis Megliain conflict with the current president Brigitte Henriquesand invited by the latter to participate this Tuesday in a board of directors of the body, indicated that he wanted to file a complaint for breach of trust with the PNF, thus refusing the offer of reconciliation.
Brigitte Henriques’ gesture of inviting her predecessor, with whom relations have been extremely strained for months, is very far from having had the desired effect. The meeting on Tuesday at the start of the evening even, on the contrary, according to a source close to the body, was “quite hectic“.
Invited in a gesture of appeat to come and speak in front of the members of the Board, the ex-president has in fact dropped his blows.
“I was invited and told that my word was free, so I explained why I was angry“, explained to AFP Denis Meglia. In conflict with the president, in particular since the ousting in September 2022 of the former secretary general of the CNOSF Didier Séminet, Denis Meglia did not digest the last media release of Brigitte Henriques, elected in June 2021.
The latter had summoned the press on April 4 after a letter from Denis Meglia sent to the treasurer to the general secretary of the CNOSF, evoking cases in which Brigitte Henriques could be involved according to him.
During this press conference in the house of French sport, Brigitte Henriques’ lawyer said he reserved the right to file a complaint against the ex-president.
“And that is completely unacceptable.“, protested Denis Meglia to AFP. “That this lawyer threatens to file a complaint against me, with the backdrop of the Olympic rings, it is not possible“. After having detailed several financial irregularities according to him, which enamelled the presidency of Brigitte Henriques, he then stated his desire to file a complaint against X for breach of trust with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF).
“This complaint corresponds to an imperative need for us, that of knowing, simply knowing the truth“, is it written in the mail.
This intervention was not to the taste of Brigitte Henriques. “The cabal continues! It borders on harment. It is unacceptable“, she reacted to AFP. “My predecessor was my first support, he has known me for years, and because I did not want to follow him blindly, he became not only my greatest enemy but the main ambador of his own hatred towards me. It’s sad !“, she added.
Two investigations were opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office on April 1 and entrusted to the Paris judicial police after the cross complaints of Brigitte Henriques and her former right-hand man Dider Séminet.