USA today also said that cipres sent an apology letter to the girls mother after the incident. The apology letter said: I send you a message because of what happened to me and the girl. First of all, I want to apologize for the stupid things I did. This is a manifestation of my irresponsibility. I regret my behavior very much, so I sincerely apologize. I hope we can handle it well This thing.
The parents of the 13-year-old skater claimed that cipres was not the only culprit. They also accused him of having problems with his coach. They tried to prevent the incident from being made public. They did not want their disciples to be investigated by the United States, so they threatened them. However, both of the coaches denied the charges. As for the criminal investigation, cipres did not make a statement, but he has decided to retire. The French Skating Association announced in a statement this week that the 29 year old will withdraw from flower skating and will no longer represent France in the Winter Olympics.
Due to the retirement of cipres, his female partner Vanessa James in the Pingchang Winter Olympic Games also announced that she would withdraw from the sport. As a result, French flower skating lost a pair of very powerful combination. You know, cipres and James started to cooperate in 2009-2010 season, winning five French National Championships and one bronze medal in European Championship, and won the fifth place in the 2018 Pingchang Winter Olympic Games. The pairs goal is to strive for medals in the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. However, with the retirement of cipres due to the scandal, this goal was also shattered.