Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Wedding

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Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Wedding

Thursday, Canadian pairs skater Vanessa James insisted she had no idea her ex-partner Morgan Cipres had been accused of sexually abusing.

A 13-year-old girl four years ago while they were both training at the same Florida rink.

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Wedding

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Wedding

James, who competed for France with Cipres in the 2014 and 2018 Olympics, has never before spoken publicly on the topic.

To those she may have offended with her silence, she expressed regret.

James stated, “I’m deeply disappointed that my ex-partner would engage in that type of behaviour,” at a press conference held in preparation for next week’s Skate Canada Grand Prix event.

Since “it was an ongoing investigation, and it was something that I was not involved in in any way,” James said she had put off making a public statement until now.

Who is Vanessa James

Originally from Canada, retired pair skater Vanessa James was born on September 27, 1987.

She has won the 2019 European Championship, the 2018 World bronze medal, the 2017 European bronze medal, the 2018 Grand Prix Final championship.

And the six French national championships with her former skating partner Morgan Ciprès. Medals were also earned by them in Grand Prix and Challenger Series competitions.

Both in 2014 and 2018, James and Ciprès competed in the Winter Olympics.

James competed for France at the 2010 Winter Olympics with her former partner Yannick Bonheur, and the pair finished in a disappointing fourteenth place.

She has represented the United States and Britain as a lady singles skater, and she won the British national title in 2006.

Who is Morgan Ciprès

Former French competitive pair skater Morgan Ciprès was born on April 24, 1991.

He has won the 2019 European Championship, the 2018 World Bronze Medal, the 2017 European Bronze Medal, the 2018 Grand Prix Final.

And the French National Championship a record six times with his American partner Vanessa James. Medals were also earned by them in Grand Prix and Challenger Series competitions.

Both James and Ciprès competed for France at the Winter Olympics in 2014 and 2018.

Olympic Figure Skater Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse Allegation Retires

French Olympic pairs skater Morgan Cipres has retired from the sport after the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the Pasco County.

Florida Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into allegations that he sent two sexually explicit photos to a 13-year-old American female figure skater.

With the 2022 Beijing Olympics less than a year and a half away, the French Federation of Ice Sports announced on Tuesday that Cipres, 29.

And his pairs partner, Vanessa James, 33, were retiring from the sport.

Conclusion

Canadian-born Vanessa James was born in the city of Scarborough. Before moving to Virginia with her family at age 10, she spent her early years in Bermuda.

She held a green card until 2007, when she left the United States for Paris. Her father is from Bermuda, which enabled James to hold British citizenship.

In December 2009, she was granted French citizenship. Melyssa James, her twin sister, is also a figure skater. James enjoys playing tennis, dancing, and reading.

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