Luis Rubiales is about to look at a Spanish Courtroom on Friday to face a legal complaint for grabbing and kissing soccer ahead Jenni Hermoso on the lips.
Rubiales resigned from his place because the president of the Spanish soccer federation on Sunday following weeks of extreme criticism.
Rubiales forcibly kissed Hermoso on August 20 after Spain’s World Cup remaining win, sparking condemnation in Spain and the world over.
Hermoso filed a authorized grievance towards him final week, after issuing a press release saying the kiss was undesirable.
She mentioned the kiss had left her feeling “weak and just like the sufferer of an assault” within the assertion. She mentioned there was “no sort of consent” on her half.
Rubiales had beforehand apologized for the kiss, however mentioned it was mutual. The Spaniard additionally stepped down as vp of European soccer physique UEFA.
Rubiales was provisionally suspended by FIFA, soccer’s governing physique, for 90 days. An investigation is ongoing which may see his suspension prolonged.
A number of Spanish authorities ministers, who had supported Hermoso, have celebrated his resignation.
“The feminist nation is advancing quicker and quicker,” Spain’s performing Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz posted on X, the media platform previously often known as Twitter.
rm/nm (AFP, EFE)