Spain’s soccer star Jenni Hermoso filed a prison criticism over the unsolicited kiss by federation boss Luis Rubiales after Spain received the Girls’s World Cup, prosecutors mentioned on Wednesday.
The criticism, which was filed on Tuesday, allows prosecutors to launch a preliminary investigation on doable fees of sexual assault. The criticism shall be processed “as quickly as doable”, the prosecutor added.
The lawsuit may entail prison fees in opposition to Rubiales, along with ongoing investigations by Spain’s prime sports activities court docket into “critical misconduct” and an investigation by world soccer’s governing physique FIFA, which has provisionally suspended Rubiales.
What occurred after World Cup last?
Rubiales grabbed Hermoso’s head and kissed her on the lips through the medal ceremony that adopted Spain’s 1-0 win over England within the last of the Girls’s World Cup in Australia on August 20.
Hermoso later mentioned the undesirable kiss had left her feeling “weak and just like the sufferer of an assault,” with a press release on social media describing it as “an impulsive, macho act, misplaced and with no sort of consent on my half.”
Rubiales, who has up to now refused to resign regardless of heavy stress, mentioned the kiss was “spontaneous, mutual, euphoric and consensual.”
Late final month, the prosecutor for Spain’s Excessive Court docket mentioned Rubiales may face a sexual assault cost, which might carry a jail time period of between one and 4 years, if Hermoso have been to file a criticism.
Hermoso now performs for Mexican membership Pachuca after an extended profession with prime Spanish and European golf equipment, together with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid.
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