FIFA temporarily suspended the president of the Haitian Federation, Yves Jean-Bart, for a period of 90 days due to the investigations opened against him for a case of sexual abuse.
05/26/2020 at 11:06
The provisional sanction is of immediate application, as of today, and was imposed in application of the Articles 84 and 85 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, according to a statement from the agency.
Jean-Bart is being investigated by the Justice of his country by allegations made by The Guardian newspaper, which accuse the head of Haitian football of having forced several players to have sex with him, including one who was forced to abort. The alleged attacks have occurred in the last five years, according to the English newspaper.
When he was called to testify for the first time in court on May 14, Jean-Bart’s lawyer Stanley Gaston said that the president of the federation has no open case in court, noting that there are only allegations made by a newspaper.
“At the moment, there is no case, neither victim nor plaintiffs. We are in a file that refers to sexual abuse, if there are no victims or complainants, there is no sexual abuse, “said the lawyer.