By Lauren Lynch
Photo Credit: Tony Chang/ Chang Photography
(June 9, 2011) According to the police and Le Parisien newspaper, Aravane Rezai accused her father, Arsalan, of "harassment, intentional violence and death threats" and that he "swindled tens of thousands of euros" from her. She filed the complaint to Boulogne-Billancourt police station, outside Paris.
There has been no direct evidence of theft but Rezai reportedly said that she regularly gave him 2,000 euros a month but that her father has been demanding 35,000 euros.
The prosecutor in Nanterre will need to decide how to proceed and if the complaint will be dealt with by the office of Saint-Etienne, the family's residential office, or where the incident took place, according to the AFP.
Financial tension has been an issue for the Rezai family for quite some time. The Sunday Journal interviewed Arsalan on May 28 and he expressed that the Rezai family is financially dependent on the World No.52 WTA player and that he feared that people could take advantage of his young 24-year-old daughter.
To L'Equipe on May 21, Aravane had talked about seeking a new dependence from her family and said, "I acted as a matter of survival. During the twenty-four years spent with them, my parents taught me that I had be dependent on them. But I opted out of this bubble. "
Earlier this year,one of Rezai's relatives was banned from the Australian Open and tour events. It turned out to be her father after getting into a altercation with Aravane. Le Parisien indicated that the issue involved a serious dispute between Arsalan and her boyfriend.