Patrice Evra: Former France star opens up about sexual abuse
Paris Saint-Germain and Paris’ former youth team star, the late Patrice Evra, has opened up to the media to disclose that he was sexually abused by Gendry Germain, a team scout who was jailed for child abuse.
“I never wanted to tell anyone. I was ashamed and kept all of that from the team, and even from my wife and my friends.
“It’s a lie to say that I didn’t realise something was wrong. Before the first time I went in to see Gendry Germain, I had slept with him. He had a cocksure personality. He said ‘I’m famous, I’m young and single, I’ve got everything’. I kept him waiting so long that I got lost in traffic. At around 11 o’clock I went in and told him I liked him, that I had a girlfriend I was going to see, then he said, ‘Let’s fuck, let’s do it right then.’ Two or three times, just like that.
“I said no. He asked me to lie on the bed. I said no again, and left the room.
“So he came back and said, ‘OK, it’s the two of us.’
“At that point I went in to the bathroom and had a shower, then I got dressed again and left the room.
“I asked him to open the door because I thought he was opening the wrong one, then I got into the car and he drove to a hotel.
“His room was small and there was a bed, a table and a chair in the room.
“He told me he went to a hotel, and when I went there he told me not to open the door.
“As I was about to come out when they told me not to, so I came out and saw him standing at the door.
“He told me to take off my clothes, that he’d do what I said. He was holding a knife and he said he’d try and kill me. Then he took everything I had and went to the bathroom.
“At the hotel I saw his hands were injured but