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Jenni Hermoso files a legal complaint against Luis Rubiales for misconduct

Jenni Hermoso lodged a complaint with the prosecutor’s office regarding the kiss she received from Luis Rubiales, the now-suspended chief of the Spanish FA, after the Women’s World Cup final.

Hermoso provided her testimony on Tuesday, and the prosecutor stated that the complaint would be processed promptly.

Rubiales may potentially face criminal charges as a result of the complaint, in addition to the ongoing investigation by Spain’s top sports court for “serious misconduct” and the FIFA inquiry, which has provisionally suspended him.

During the awards ceremony following Spain’s 1-0 victory over England in Sydney on August 20, Rubiales kissed Hermoso. Hermoso expressed that she did not consent to the kiss and felt “vulnerable and a victim of an aggression.”

Hermoso also revealed that she and her family faced pressure from the federation to show support for Rubiales immediately after the incident.

Rubiales, despite significant pressure, has refused to resign and described the kiss as “spontaneous, mutual, euphoric, and consensual.”

The Spanish government, players’ unions, players, and many citizens have openly supported Hermoso, while Rubiales maintains his refusal to step down.

Following a defiant speech at his federation’s general assembly, FIFA suspended Rubiales on August 27. He claimed to be the victim of a “witch hunt” by “false feminists.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.

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