Luis Rubiales, on trial in February 2025 for the kiss with Jenni Hermoso

Luis Rubiales, on trial in February 2025 for the kiss with Jenni Hermoso

The former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubialeshas been summoned from February 3 to 19, 2025 by the Central Criminal Court of the National Court to answer for the non-consensual kiss to Jenni Hermoso during the celebration of the Women’s World Cup in Australia in August of last year and the subsequent coercion.

Along with the president, the former women’s national team coach, Jorge Vildathe former sports director of the RFEF, Albert Luqueand whoever was responsible for the Marketing Area, Ruben Rivera.

Rubiales He must answer for a crime of sexual assault and another of coercion, which he shares with the rest of those investigated. The Prosecutor’s Office requested two and a half years in prison for the former president of the RFEF, one for the kiss and another year and a half for the subsequent coercion. That last request is the one he also made for the other three defendants.

Also, the Public Ministry claimed Rubiales compensation for the footballer of 100,000 euros. Half of the figure for the sexual assault and the other half, to be faced jointly by the four accused, for the coercion.

In the indictment, the prosecutor Marta Durántez He noted how the accused grabbed the player’s head “with both hands, and in a surprising manner and without the player’s consent or acceptance” gave her a kiss on the lips.

In addition, he added for the rest of the accused as “given the personal and professional consequences” that the events could entail, especially for Luis Rubialesbegan “to exert constant and repeated acts of pressure directly on the player Jennifer Hermoso and through her family and friends” so that the soccer player “justified and approved the kiss that Luis Rubiales gave her against her will.”

Thus, the letter spoke of “harassment” of the soccer player and her family both in the moments after the World Cup victory (changing room, trip to the airport and flight) and in the subsequent vacations in Ibiza.

In the ordering procedure of the Lawyer of the Administration of Justice of the Central Criminal Court, it is noted that the hearing will be held at the headquarters of San Fernando de Henares on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th , 13, 17, 18 and 19 starting at 10 a.m.

2024-06-17 11:18:15
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