Hermoso files a lawsuit against Rubiales

Spanish national football team player Jennifer Hermoso filed a lawsuit against Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales, who is currently suspended from office, for kissing her on the mouth after winning the Women's World Cup in Sydney last month had.

Judicial sources said the international appeared before the public prosecutor's office yesterday, Tuesday, to file an official complaint against Rubiales.

Following the complaint, the prosecutor of the National Court, who had offered Hermoso the opportunity to sue Rubiales for the crime of sexual harassment, will soon file a lawsuit against him.

The International Football Association (FIFA) had decided to initially ban Rubiales for a period of 90 days, pending the results of the disciplinary proceedings.

After initially offering its support to its president, the Spanish federation issued a statement yesterday, Tuesday, declaring that it "sincerely apologizes for the totally unacceptable behavior of the highest institutional representative of the federation during the final of 2023". World Championship.". Women’s World Cup and the moments after.” 

New support for Rubiales victim 

The international players' union FIFPro has issued a statement today, Friday, reiterating its support for Spanish international striker Jenny Hermoso and stressing that the players have exposed themselves "quite strongly", which is why it is calling for "changes" and “improvements” in systems considered “failed.”

The statement said: “We support you, Jenny. Your fight is our fight. We have experienced enough. The players are stronger. More united and determined than ever before.”

And he added: “We demand change. We demand improvements. Systems fail. Discrimination is deeply rooted and occurs at all levels. Football must face this crisis at this critical moment, not only in Spain but around the world.”

And he concluded: “Our sport will only continue to grow from strength to strength by focusing solely on the game. Without us, football is nothing and we watch. The time has come."

Infantino on Rubiales: He harmed the celebration of the heroines 

Gianni Infantino, president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), said on Thursday that what happened after the Women's World Cup final, when his Spanish counterpart Luis Rubiales was temporarily suspended, happened after he kissed player Jenny Hermoso.

Infantino said in a message posted on his Instagram account: “This should never have happened. But it happened and FIFA's disciplinary bodies took responsibility and took the necessary measures. Disciplinary action will follow their legal process.”

The President of the International Football Association (FIFA) attached to his statements a photo of the moment he presented the World Cup to the captain of the Spanish team in the presence of Queen Letizia.

The FIFA President said: “This is the last day of the month in which Spain was crowned Women's World Champion for the first time. Unfortunately, the events that followed the final whistle of the game and the days that followed ruined the well-deserved celebration of these great champions.”

She continued: "We must focus on how we can continue to support women and women's football on and off the pitch and uphold true values and respect for players as people and their families." wonderful achievements.”

Infantino concluded: "The World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was the best and largest women's football World Cup in history and he took the opportunity to congratulate all the participants and especially to congratulate Spain."

Rubiales' mother was taken to the hospital

The mother of Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation who was arrested for kissing a player without her consent after his country won the Women's World Cup, was hospitalized on the third day of his hunger strike in support of his son.

Last Monday, Angelis Pijar went on a hunger strike at the Divina Pastora Church to defend herself against the ill-treatment of her son, which, according to Father Antonio Rodríguez, led the emergency services to take her to the hospital today, Wednesday.

The priest explained: I have to tell you that she had an attack of illness and we had to rush her to the hospital. He added that Bekhar was tired and suffered from many (health) problems, not just anemia.

According to her niece Vanessa Ruiz Béjar, Rubiales' cousin, Rubiales' mother promised to stay in the church until Jenny Hermoso, the player whose son unexpectedly kissed her on the mouth, told "the truth" about the incident.

She had said: “This harassment is not fair. Her mother, who is very religious, has found refuge in God. She has gone on a hunger strike and does not want to leave the church” in the town of Motril, where Rubiales grew up.

A video that turns the tables.. Rubiales surprises FIFA with a new clip of Hermoso

According to a report, Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales sent a video to FIFA to show player Gheni Hermoso joking about the kiss he gave her on the mouth after the Women's World Cup final.

The newspaper El Espanyol showed a video taken on the Spanish women's team bus after the 2023 World Cup final, which ended in victory over England, and after Rubiales kissed the player on the mouth. during the celebrations before the coronation ceremony at the stadium.

Hermoso appeared in the video clip, which showed a photo of the moment of the kiss on his cell phone, along with a photo of former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas giving a kiss to journalist Sara Carbonero, his current wife, after the Spanish team won the World Cup had. 2010. Mug.

The players shouted the words “kiss” and “president” as Rubiales walked between them on the bus.

Rubiales claimed the kiss was consensual and refused to resign despite the wave of harsh criticism directed at him and calls from many for him to step down from office, while Hermoso said the kiss "was not consensual."

FIFA imposed a temporary ban on Rubiales and opened a disciplinary investigation, but it appears that Rubiales is trying to exonerate himself through the new video clip.

The Spanish Sports Administrative Court is also investigating Rubiales' behavior.

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