BREAKING: The Spanish prosecutor has filed a complaint against the Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales for sexual assault and coercion. pic.twitter.com/2eh7dgqEwj
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 8, 2023
The Saga of the Doomed Peck continues.
This is now… a criminal offense??
How this is real??
The Spanish national prosecutor has filed a complaint against the suspended president of Spain’s soccer federation, Luis Rubiales, “for the crimes of sexual assault and coercion against Jennifer Hermoso,” according to a press release.
On Tuesday, La Roja star Hermoso filed an official complaint with prosecutors against Rubiales over an unwanted kiss after the Women’s World Cup final, leading to this new development.
The complaint from the prosecutor’s office – part of the Spanish legal process – paves the way for Spain’s national court to launch a formal investigation into Rubiales, who has refused to quit as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), and begin gathering evidence, which could lead to possible charges.
“The complaint is filed after, on September 5, the player appeared before the prosecutor, accompanied by her lawyer, and expressly made a complaint of the events that, according to her statement, occurred without her consent,” the press release by the prosecutor’s office added.
According to the press release from the prosecutor’s office, Hermoso “also referred in her statement that both she and people close to her suffered constant and repeated pressure from Luis Rubiales and his professional environment.
“The prosecutor considers that this harassment could constitute a crime of coercion.”
I’m the number one person who doesn’t believe there is any bottom on the depths to which democracy will sink… and this shocks even I.
Seriously, what even is this?
I always said that after Harvey Weinstein’s crucifixion, anything was possible… but a celebratory kiss is now a criminal offense?
A new video appears inside the bus of the Spanish women’s team about the kiss of Luis Rubiales.
Jenni Hermoso’s reaction with her teammates on the national team bus. pic.twitter.com/5f6ubOegDw
— Bleed Barcelona (@bleed_barcelona) August 30, 2023
FIFA’s disciplinary committee has suspended Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales for 90 days for kissing a soccer player without her consent
The Spanish national team defeated England in the Women’s World Cup. Rubiales kissed soccer player Jennifer Hermoso on the lips… pic.twitter.com/BBsQ3ihCeg
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 26, 2023
Women deserve much worse than hugs and kisses, quite frankly.