In an investigation, the magazine So Foot had reported inappropriate behavior by Graët, in particular text messages of a sexual nature, which the person concerned refutes. Souid’s testimony is the first direct from a woman evolving in the professional world of Le Graët. The 81-year-old manager is received Tuesday afternoon by the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa Castéra, about the audit on the functioning of the FFF.
France Inter revealed that “several women” had “denounced to the audit mission, the attitude of Noël Le Graët towards them”, which was confirmed to AFP by a source familiar with the matter.
According to the radio, a former executive had “shown the inspectors text messages and WhatsApp messages”, which “are certainly not illegal, but (…) raise questions given the hierarchical link that existed between them”. “He calls a lot. I have voicemails and a few text messages,” testified Sonia Souid.
Referring to her past professional interactions, the agent explains that she had the feeling “that each time, the only thing that interests her, and I apologize for speaking vulgarly, are my two breasts and my ass”. Amélie Oudéa-Castera, who is calling for the departure of Le Graët, in office since 2011, congratulated on Twitter “Sonia Souid for the courage of (her) testimony”. “Our audit will be worthy of it. See you very soon,” she said.