Luis Rubiales appears in court and denies sexual assault over World Cup kiss | Spain

The former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has appeared in court in Madrid, where he denied sexually assaulting the World Cup-winning player Jenni Hermoso by giving her a kiss that prompted a national and international debate on sexism and eventually led him to resign five days ago.

On Friday, state prosecutors asked the investigating judge – who will decide whether to send the case to trial – to consider imposing a restraining order to ensure that Rubiales does not attempt to communicate with Hermoso or come within 500 metres of her. They also submitted a request…


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