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Kiss scandal – Public prosecutor calls for two and a half years in jail for Rubiales

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The second of kickoff: Luis Rubiales kisses Jenni Hermoso on the award ceremony after Spain's World Cup victory

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The scene was superimposed on the Spanish footballers' World Cup victory. Luis Rubiales kissed nationwide participant Jenni Hermoso on the award ceremony. In the sexual assault trial, the ex-association president is now threatened with going to jail.

IIn the proceedings over the kissing scandal on the 2023 Women's Football World Cup, the general public prosecutor's workplace on Wednesday demanded two and a half years in jail for the previous Spanish affiliation president Luis Rubiales. Rubiales pressured soccer participant Jenni Hermoso “to justify and approve of the kiss that was given to her against her will,” based on the indictment filed with the courtroom. He must also pay the world champion 50,000 euros in compensation, the newspapers “Mundo Deportivo”, “AS”, “Marca” and different Spanish media reported unanimously on Wednesday, citing the judiciary.

Rubiales is being investigated for “sexual assault” and “coercion.” In August 2023, after the Spanish ladies's nationwide workforce's World Cup victory, the 46-year-old held the participant Hermoso's head with each palms in the course of the award ceremony and kissed her on the mouth. The allegation of coercion pertains to the truth that Rubiales and three different soccer officers put strain on Hermoso to publicly declare that the kiss was consensual. For the three different soccer officers, one and a half years in jail have been requested for coercion. All 4 defendants collectively must also pay Hermoso an extra complete of fifty,000 euros in compensation.

This habits precipitated intense worldwide outrage. Rubiales subsequently said that the kiss was “consensual,” which Hermoso rejected. She filed a criticism. After a lot hesitation and protesting his innocence, Rubiales lastly resigned as head of the affiliation in September. As a results of the incident, the participant Hermoso involuntarily turned a world image for the combat in opposition to sexism.

Rubiales banned by sports activities tribunal

However, Rubiales additionally faces bother in one other case. He faces arrest when he returns from a keep overseas. The background to this was an investigation into allegedly irregular contracts that have been concluded throughout Rubiales' five-year presidency of the RFEF soccer affiliation, a spokesman for the judiciary in Madrid stated when requested final Thursday. So far, there isn’t a warrant for the arrest of the 46-year-old, whose lawyer introduced that her consumer would return dwelling from the Dominican Republic on April sixth. Rubiales has denied the allegations.

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Rubiales was lately banned for 3 years by the Spanish sports activities courtroom TAD. The courtroom handed out two bans of 1 and a half years every – one for the non-consensual kiss with Hermoso and the opposite for an obscene gesture after the ultimate. The TAD confirmed corresponding media reviews on Friday upon request.

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After profitable the World Cup last – along with the incident with Hermoso – Rubiales braced himself within the stands within the presence of Spain's Queen Letizia and her 16-year-old daughter Sofia. “I’m really ashamed of that,” Rubiales stated on Piers Morgan’s British discuss present “Uncensored” in mid-September. “I apologize because I shouldn’t behave like that.”