the ATP Tour introduced on Tuesday that no disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to Alexander Zverev after an investigation discovered inadequate proof to substantiate printed abuse allegations.
In October 2021, the ATP will present the umbrella group for males’s professionals tennismentioned it was provoke investigations after Zverev’s former girlfriend Olya Sharypova made allegations of home violence.
The investigation was carried out by Lake Forest Group (LFG) with ATP’s exterior authorized counsel, Smith Hulsey & Busey, appearing as middleman.
“After an in depth 15-month course of, LFG has submitted its full report back to ATP.” means an ATP launch.
“As a consequence of an absence of dependable proof and eyewitness accounts, in addition to conflicting testimonies from Sharypova, Zverev and different respondents, the investigation was unable to substantiate the abuse allegations or decide any violations of ATP’s On-Web site Offenses or Participant Main Offenses guidelines had been going down.
“In consequence, ATP is not going to take any disciplinary motion in opposition to Zverev. Nevertheless, this discovering could also be reassessed if new proof involves gentle or courtroom proceedings reveal breaches of the ATP guidelines. Zverev has constantly rejected all allegations and supported ATP’s investigations.”
ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli mentioned: “The seriousness and complexity of those allegations has required a particularly thorough investigative course of and important assets. We additionally needed to flip to specialised investigators, which was new territory for ATP.
“Finally, we imagine the exhaustive course of was essential to arrive at an knowledgeable judgement. It additionally confirmed that we have to be extra responsive on safety issues. For that reason, we have now taken steps on this path, with a lot necessary work nonetheless to be executed.”
Neither Sharypova nor Zverev have commented on the ATP verdict thus far.