Pipin Ferreras, late husband of recent ESPN documentary subject, Audrey Mestre, weighs in via Facebook on the documentary and it’s alleged inaccuracies. Ferreras’ reputation has been marred over the past several years after Audrey’s death in 2002 due to his supposed involvement, intentional or non-intentional, in the lack of safety provided during her no-limits world record attempt.
I’m sure by now you have all heard about the documentary, “No Limits”, which was aired on ESPN I am very grateful to all of you for expressing solidarity with me, and I am sorry you had to sit and listen to the terrible lies that were told. I did not agree with what ESPN was planning to do and declined to participate in the documentary. I also repeatedly told them not to use my footage, or risk legal action if they did. Now, I have no choice but to seek legal remedy against the producer Gary Cohen, ESPN who aired the show, and all the networks that illegally sold them my footage.
I have been silent for a long time, but I am ready to speak out. You deserve the truth, and it will come out very soon. I have footage that was shot on the day of the event that clearly shows what happened. And I had also previously hired a team of private investigators who provided me with a lot of helpful information. Soon I will be exposing the truth and clearly identifying the people who not only caused Audrey’s death but also put my life in danger that day.
Pipin provides his insight and also publicly announces his new project, a documentary titled, “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” where he will attempt to defend his innocence and also attempt a freediving feat of 5 dives below 100m in 30 minutes before then going on to attempt a 170m no-limits dive. No doubt, a very controversial “stunt” considering no-limits diving has been temporarily banned by the internationally recognized freediving overseeing agency, AIDA. Then again, Pipin has a reputation for playing by his own rules as evident by the creation of his own overseeing agency during the era of Audrey’s death, IAFD.
My wife’s death was a tragedy that took me years to recover from. But now I am ready to dive again and also to expose the truth for the whole world to see. I will do that in the new documentary I am creating called, “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later”. In October, I will go on an expedition to Cabo San Lucas to perform the Second Audrey Memorial Dive. Scientists and medical experts will study me for 3 weeks while I train for the dive, and everything will be captured on film for the documentary, which will also tell the real story about Audrey’s death.
The upcoming documentary and dive attempts by Pipin are sure to be followed closely by most competitive freedivers. Pipin’s knack for maintaining a spotlight shrouded in controversy has become legendary.