Former Spanish FA chief, Luis Rubiales appears in court today to face s**xual assault charges for ‘forcibly’ kissing World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso
Report reaching to us from Linda Ikegis blog states that
Former Spanish FA chief, Luis Rubiales arrived at court in Madrid today to face sexual assault charges for forcibly kissing women’s World Cup player Jenni Hermoso.
It comes days after the 46-year-old resigned as Spain’s football chief.
Rubiales was summoned to Madrid’s Audiencia Nacional court for midday (11.00 GMT) today where he will give his testimony before Judge Francisco de Jorge, who is leading the investigation into the kiss.
At the hearing, which will be closed to the public, Rubiales will be questioned as a defendant in regards to allegations of ‘sexual assault’, a court statement said earlier this week. Hermoso will also be called to testify at a later date.
Spanish state prosecutors formally accused Rubiales last week of alleged sexual assault and an act of coercion when, according to Hermoso, he pressured her to speak out in his defence immediately after the scandal erupted.