Spaniard Jenni Hermoso pictured returning to training for the first time with her Mexican club after filing a complaint against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales over alleged sexual assault.
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Jenni Hermoso has been pictured returning to training with Mexican club CF Pachuca for the first time after filing a complaint against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales for kissing her without her consent.
Hermoso accuses Rubiales of sexual assault following an unwanted kiss after the Women’s World Cup final, and her club Pachuca has pledged to help her return to “normalcy”.
Las Tuzas faces the Pumas on Sunday during the tenth day of the Apertura tournament.
It is unclear if Hermoso will feature in the squad in the match, but photos showing her back with the team were posted on Pachuca’s official Instagram.
CF Pachuca published the photos on the club’s official Instagram account during Hermoso’s return
The club is committed to ensuring that she returns as normal as possible after the unsolicited kiss.
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After a long career in Europe with spells at Barcelona, PSG and Atlético Madrid, Hermoso joined Pachuca last summer.
The striker was prolific at Barcelona and scored 18 goals in 20 games last season to help Pachuca reach the final, eventually losing to club America earlier this year.
Las Tuzas currently sits in 10th place among 18 top division teams after nine rounds.
Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against Rubiales for sexual assault and coercion, and an investigation is underway by Spain’s top sports court for “serious misconduct,” as well as a FIFA probe that has provisionally suspended him .
The former president faces a fine or a prison term of one to four years if convicted of sexual assault, under a recently passed law.
In a statement last month, Hermoso said the incident left her “vulnerable and a victim of assault.” She described the kiss as an “impulsive, sexist, inappropriate act and without any consent on my part”.
Rubiales insisted the kiss was consensual, but Hermoso denied it in statements released by her and her players union.
Prosecutors asked the National Court judge that Rubiales appear in court to give preliminary testimony.
Luis Rubiales kissed Hermoso without consent during the medal ceremony after the final
Spain coach Jorge Vilda was sacked on Tuesday but has since called his dismissal “unfair”.
A formal judicial investigation will follow, if the judge agrees to hear the case, and it will end with a recommendation that the case be dismissed or go to trial.
Prosecutors had given Hermoso, 33, 15 days to charge Rubiales with sexually assaulting her by kissing her on the lips without her consent.
She did so on Wednesday, filing her complaint herself at the headquarters of the Spanish Public Prosecutor’s Office in Madrid. Without it, state prosecutors would not have been able to prosecute Rubiales.
Rubiale’s mother was admitted to hospital after going on a three-day hunger strike to protest her son’s treatment.
Spanish media reported that Rubiales personally came to pick up his mother early Thursday morning and that they fled through a rear exit.
Meanwhile, Spain’s World Cup winning coach Jorge Vilda was sacked on Tuesday after his involvement in the ongoing scandal following Rubiales’ actions over handing the Spanish women’s team their World Cup winners’ medals. world Cup.
Vilda has since called his dismissal “unfair” and said he would never applaud anything sexist or contrary to the fight for equality, although he was seen applauding the suspended Federation president Spanish, Luis Rubiales, after claiming that he was the victim of “politics and media”. lynching.”
Jenni Hermoso received a warm welcome from her teammates after returning for the first time
Las Tuzas are in tenth place among the 18 first division teams after nine rounds
Hermoso celebrates Spain’s World Cup victory after narrowly beating England 1-0 in the final