Fiona Viotti: Fast Facts You Need to Know in 2021
Fiona Viotti is the high school water polo coach and history teacher from South Africa who is accused of sexually assaulting a student.
Since the allegations of abuse have come to light, Fiona Viotti, 30, has resigned from her position at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.
The allegations first appeared on October 11, 2019. Fiona Viotti resigned the previous day. None of the allegations involve a student under the age of 16, which is the age of sexual consent in South Africa.
Fiona Viotti is the daughter of the school’s rugby coach and history teacher, Dave Mallet. She is also the granddaughter of Anthony Mallet, who served as the school’s headmaster between 1964 and 1982.
Fiona Viotti is the niece of former South African rugby player, Nick Mallett. Nick Mallett is now a rugby commentator for Supersport TV in South Africa. Tuition to the school costs around $25,000 per year.
News 24 in South Africa reported on October 17 that a pornography website had removed a video purporting to show Fiona Viotti involved in sexual activity with a student.
The news network quoted the coach’s attorney, William Booth, as saying, “We are quite happy that the video has been officially removed and that’s positive. However, we are continuing with our investigations to establish who posted it.”
Booth went on to say that he still trying to find out who posted the video in the first place. The video, which has not been verified as being Fiona Viotti, was circulated widely on WhatsApp.
Booth also said that circulating the video is a crime under South African law. In October 2018, the Rainbow Nation passed strict anti-Revenge Porn laws.
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The South African Times Live reports that accounts emanating from Arizona had been sharing the videos on Porn Hub. At the time of writing, those videos have been deleted.
Before becoming a teacher, Fiona Viotti was a model, featured in South African Sports Illustrated’s “Sports of the Beauties” in 2009.
News24 previously reported that several students have stated that they have been influenced by Fiona Viotti’s behavior during his time at Bishop Diocesan College. Viotti’s investigation went back to 2013.
On October 11, the school’s principal, Guy Pearson, said in a statement, “Bishop is currently investigating allegations that he has been subjected to serious misconduct by a teacher.
The teacher Fiona Viotti has resigned and the school is in the process of conducting a full investigation.
The school takes this matter very seriously and requests the public to respect the dignity and privacy of the people concerned. “
Pearson has said that disciplinary action against Fiona Viotti from school is impossible because he has resigned.
Pearson said in a later statement through IOL, that the school’s investigation had determined that “several boys” had been affected for years by Fiona Viotti’s alleged behavior.
Fiona Viotti Married Venture Capitalist Pavo Viotti in September 2018
Fiona Viotti was married venture capitalist Pavo Viotti, 32, in 2018, according to a newsletter from the school. The couple is believed to have split in the wake of the allegations.
They met in 2008 in Vail, Colorado. In September 2018, the couple was married in Plettenberg Bay.
The South African Times Live published a letter that had allegedly been sent by Viotti’s father to parents at the school.
Dave Mallet said that he had instructed students to adopt a “business as usual” approach, despite the allegations involving his daughter.
A MARRIED teacher at South Africa’s poshest private school has been “dumped by her husband” after allegedly romping with at least five pupils.
Former model Fiona Viotti, 30, is also reported to have sent the lads a series of explicit videos that were later posted online and are now featured on porn sites worldwide.
Following the probe into her sexual frolics with a teenage boy, four other boys believed to be passed and present pupils came forward.
They said they had sex with the recently married teacher at the all-boys elite fee-paying school, which has been dubbed South Africa’s version of Britain’s Eton College.
An internal school inquiry discovered she had been bedding boys for at least six years both before and after she had been married — targeting pupils who were over the age of consent.
Recently married Fiona Viotti, 30, who taught at the Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town, allegedly had sexual contact with a number of others.
One Student ‘Was a Will Participants But Became a Victim’
IOL in South Africa reports that Fiona Viotti is also sending a threatening message to the teenager after he attempted to get her to stop the abuse.
The IOL report says that the parents of the victim are “well-respected doctors.” That article says that some of the student’s friends had threatened to go to the news media to report on Viotti’s alleged behavior.
The parents of one student later told IOL, “He was a willing participant in the beginning but became a victim when he couldn’t get out of it.
The teacher started texting him to come to her house on the campus and that’s how it started but it got to the stage where he had had enough. But the teacher wouldn’t let him go and he went to his parents for help and they went to the headmaster.”
A parent told IOL website: “He was a willing participant in the beginning but became a victim when he couldn’t get out of it.
“The teacher started texting him to come to her house on the campus and that’s how it started but it got to the stage where he had had enough.
“But the teacher wouldn’t let him go and he went to his parents for help and they went to the headmaster and now it is all coming out.”
Her shocked husband Pavo Viotti, 32, who has top venture capital and private equity company in Cape Town, is said to have separated from his wife of 14 months over the scandal.
He has refused to comment.
The South African Police Service has not been involved as criminal charges have not been laid as the schoolboy is two years over the age of consent and no laws seem to have been broken.
‘TOPLESS AND PERFORMING A SEX ACT’
Since her raunchy affairs have been exposed, Fiona Viotti has been admitted twice to a psychiatric clinic for treatment.
Pornographic videos and topless and naked photographs that the teacher is alleged to have sent by WhatsApp to the boys she targeted.
One shows a woman on her back topless and performing a sex act on herself, though her face is unseen.
Another shows her lying on her back in sexy black lingerie as she undresses.
In both videos, distinctive rings belonging to Fiona Viotti can clearly be seen on the woman’s left hand.
The schoolmistress who taught history and water polo was forced to quit after the parents of an 18-year-old boy complained after their son told them he had been pestered for sex.
A school source said:
“It would appear this is not a criminal matter but one of gross misconduct between a teacher who has stepped over a clear line and it is a matter for the school to handle.
“They have appointed a senior lawyer who is independent of the school to ensure the matter is investigated properly”.
The investigation published a report today in which is confirmed the schoolmistress had been engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five pupils but will not be disciplined because she has already resigned.
The headmaster Guy Pearson said the report confirmed the school had never been aware of the teacher’s sexual shenanigans with her pupils which took place between 2013 and 2019 before and after she was married.
Her father, Dave Mallett, is also a history teacher at the school from which she was fired, while her grandfather Anthony is a former headmaster of 18 years.
A female teacher at a prestigious South African school has been found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with several students.
Fiona Viotti, aged in her 30s, resigned on October 11, amid allegations she had a relationship with an 18-year-old student at Bishops Diocesan School in Cape Town, News24 reports.
It was also revealed the now-former teacher may have been involved with several other students.
The ages of those students remain unclear.
“As the teacher resigned from Bishops with immediate effect on the 11th October 2019, no disciplinary action can be taken against her by the school for these breaches,” the school’s headmaster Guy Pearson in a statement on Monday.
After an investigation into the matter, the school found Fiona Viotti had engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five students, during the time she was employed – from 2013 to 2019.
It also found that video or photographs were taken, but it’s unclear who they were sent to, and that Fiona Viotti breached the school’s code of conduct for teachers.
According to Pearson’s statement, Fiona Viotti’s lawyers said she would cooperate with the investigation, but then later refused to provide a statement or be interviewed.
Fiona Viotti was taken into medical care when the allegations were made public, her lawyer William Booth said.
Booth also worked to take down a video that had made its way to a pornographic website.
Pearson says the school is cooperating with the appropriate authorities and the parents of affected students have been notified.
“As a school, we are deeply saddened by these events and remain committed to ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of those affected,” Pearson said.
Cape Town teacher Fiona Viotti accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with five students
The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has provisionally closed their investigaton into allegations of sexual misconduct against former Bishops Diocesan College teacher Fiona Viotti, due to lack of evidence.
In 2019, allegations emerged that Viotti had a sexual relationship with a teenage pupil at the school.
An independent investigation by the school found that the boy who came forward was one of at least five students who have had sexual relations with the water polo coach between 2013 and 2019. Viotti resigned and was booked into a mental health facility.
The SACE began their own investigation into the matter but have now been forced to close the case as witnesses refuse to cooperate.
According to the SACE’s spokesperson Themba Ndhlovu, none of the parents of these boys will allow them to speak to the SACE.
On December 3, the council presented their investigation report to the ethics committee and explained that they have no choice but to provisionally close the case due to a lack of cooperation and evidence. If the witnesses decide to cooperate in the future, the case may be reopened.