l’essentiel La double championne olympique de judo est revenue sur l’affaire, ce mardi 17 octobre, à l’INSEP face aux journalistes.
« J’ai été très malheureuse de voir comment les faits ont été détournés. » Clarisse Agbégnénou, double championne olympique de judo, est au cœur d’une affaire extra-sportive qui, elle ne l’a pas caché ce mardi 17 octobre, lui affecte le moral.
The judoka, currently preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, is accused of renting an unsanitary apartment to a mother, who is the sister of one of her childhood friends. According to the complainant, the three-room apartment (57 m2, 1070 euros per month), located in Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne), is plagued by humidity and mold, as revealed by the investigative media StreetPress. The alleged victim, Aminata Diabaté, has been living in this apartment with her 3 and 6-year-old daughters since 2015. She claims that she requested VMC installation works from Clarisse Agbnégnénou, but the renovations were never carried out.
« I am genuinely sincere and I have done everything to ensure that this person is well, » stated the judoka during a press conference at INSEP, as reported by Le Figaro. Especially when it comes to children, I am the most concerned, so it affected me because I immediately thought of my daughter. »
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Moved, she continues: « I hope that this will be resolved very quickly, both for her and for me. Children cannot live like this, but it is not my fault. It all started with water damage for which I was not responsible, and since then, I have done everything to fix it. »
According to the athlete, the case and its media coverage may possibly stem from the fact that she is a celebrity: « You can find faults in me, we can discuss them and try to find common ground. But lying and hurting me while I am trying to ensure the well-being of the person really bothers me, and I find it truly unfortunate to be targeted simply because I am a public figure. As a result, I receive insulting messages or messages expressing disbelief that I could act this way. But please don’t think that. If you need information, I have all the documents that prove I hired a company and also contacted the city’s urban planning department. »
In conclusion, Clarisse Agbégnénou states that she « did everything for it to go well. I hired a company to carry out the work, but the door was never opened. »