Spanish soccer player Jenni Hermoso has
In response, the soccer federation threatened legal action against Hermoso for not accepting Rubiales’s account of the incident. Hermoso firmly maintained that the kiss was not consensual, leading to an investigation by Spanish prosecutors to determine if the kiss qualifies as sexual assault. Her testimony took place on Tuesday, and the prosecutor’s office has stated their intent to process the complaint expeditiously.
This legal complaint comes shortly after the federation terminated Jorge Vilda, the coach of the women’s Spanish World Cup team. This decision followed years of player complaints regarding Vilda’s unprofessional conduct.