Originally Posted by CrashOne
This is getting weirder and weirder every day... Mihai Barbat is pressing charges against Elise via the ITF, Elise just received an official email... Really wondering what that man is thinking? Does he want to save his access to tournaments or does he really think (in his own head?) that he's the one being a victim? There are (literally) a dozen of witnesses who all have seen (and some even testified at the police station, incl. the referee) what happened. The hospital has given an official statement of Elise being injured. Even Karen has confessed to the press that her father hit Elise.
If I was such a low life as he is, things would have gotten out of hand right now. But he's lucky that we want to solve this in a decent way: in court if it's necessary. No need to get all physical like he did.
Just can't express how I feel right now...
This must be one of the strangest weeks in my life, let alone Elise's... It's an upside down world...
OMG This is ridiculous, how long did it take him to respond with that bullshit? If he had nothing to be ashamed of he wouldn't have fled!!! I'm sorry but it would take more than a self defence movement to protect your face to cause a concussion that severe.
Originally Posted by deadparrot
Gosh, that sucks
You guys don't deserve this kind of treatment
Unfortunately, Karen Barbat backs up her father's BS story 100%. In a blog entry, she wrote that she didn't confirm that her father hit Elise after all. She was saying to the journalist that he may have reacted in an unfortunate way in self-defence but that it was Elise who went up to him, yelled at him and started hitting him
If you want, I can translate her blog entry tomorrow.
It's sad that she has to be involved in this, i can't really imagine her taking side against his father since she's been through so much already with him and hasn't left him yet. Once again a proof of a crazy Tennis daddy where his daughter can't seem to go.