Europe 1 19:19, 01 December 2021

Stéphane Nomis, president of the French Judo Federation, reacted to the release of Alain Schmitt, accused of domestic violence by his partner, the judoka Margaux Pinot.

At the microphone of Europe 1, he said he was "shocked" by the decision of the Bobigny court to release the former coach of Etoile Sportive du Blanc-Mesnil, for lack of evidence. 

Stéphane Nomis, the president of the French Judo Federation, does not understand the release of Alain Schmitt, pronounced Tuesday, November 30 by the court of Bobigny for "lack of evidence".

Alain Schmitt is accused of domestic violence by his partner, the judoka Margaux Pinot.

"I was shocked by the court decision"

"I was shocked by the decision of the court", reacted Stéphane Nomis at the microphone of Europe 1. The president of the French Judo Federation claims to have seen the swollen face of Margaux Pinot just after his attack by Alain Schmitt on Sunday November 28. It is for this reason that he does not "understand the absence of evidence" invoked by justice to justify the release of the former bronze medalist. "I do not see where there is no lack of evidence," he said indignantly. 

Margaux Pinot reacted this Wednesday to the release of her companion Alain Schmitt.

On her Twitter account, the judoka shared a photo of her swollen face and three messages.

"In the night from Saturday to Sunday, I was the victim of an assault at my home by my companion and trainer, writes the Olympic champion by mixed teams at the Tokyo Olympics. I was insulted, punched. , my head was hit on the ground several times. And finally strangled. "

"I thought I was dying"

"I thought I was dead," she continues.

"I have several injuries including a broken nose and 10 days of temporary work stoppage. Today justice has decided to release him. What is their slanderous defense against my injuries, and the blood strewing the floor of my apartment? What was missing? Death at the end, maybe? It was probably judo that saved me. "

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