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Amélie Mauresmo: police custody, blackmail... His ex-wife risks ten months in prison, suspended

The former tennis champion accuses his ex-wife of moral harassment.

The former tennis champion, director of the Roland-Garros tournament since 2021, is currently in the middle of criminal proceedings with his ex-wife, Marie-Bén  ;dicts Hurel, of whom she askedé divorce in 2023. The former world number 1 in women's tennis became a civil party during the trial ;s that took place &agrav; behind closed doors this January 23 before the criminal chamber of the Bayonne judicial court.

This trial took place &agrav; behind closed doors due to the private nature of the proceedings of the business and personality public office of Amélie Mauresmo. As a couple and with two children, the two women had been in a relationship since 2014 and got married in 2021. The former winner of Wimbledon and the Open d&# 39;Australia carriedé complaint a few months ago, accusing his ex-partner of humiliation, blackmail, insults, including by SMS. According to the defense, the defendant made comments of ;nigrants and insults, enough to characterize moral harassment. 

Since the evil is profound, an inability to respond total work (ITT) of ten days was also enough for him. prescribed a few months ago while Marie-B&eac;n&eac;dict Hurel wasé placed in custody seen at the Biarritz police station last September.

Disputed facts

According to the lawyers of Marie-Bénédicte Hurel, " the disputed text messages do not relate to harassment at all, but to a simple discussion on daily management. Quant to verbal insults: "no one heard such remarks". Lawyer Thierry Sagardoytho goes even further by denouncing an instrumentalization of ;an artificial complaint in the perspective of divorce".

A conviction required

Despite; the defense, the prosecutor of the Republic Jean-Claude Belota requested ten months of suspended prison sentence. against Marie-B&n&edicte Hurel. The judgment will be pronounced next February 13.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116