Spain: Support for Female Soccer Star's Challenge to Unwanted Kiss
Thursday, August 31, 2023 1:25 PM

Numerous bodies have backed Spanish soccer star Jenni Hermoso's assault complaint against Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales, who aggressively kissed her on the mouth after Spain's team won the global Women's Cup in August 2023. The UN Human Rights Office wrote in a statement on X (formerly Twitter): "Women in sport continue to face sexual harassment and abuse - every one of us has the responsibility to call out and challenge such abuse....Make this a turning ponit."  The Spanish governmental entities have started investigations into the incident, and Rubiales has been provisionally suspended for 90 days by the world governing body Fifa.

Compiled from: BBC, Luis Rubiales: UN Human Rights Office Says Jenni Hermoso Stance on Kiss Can Be 'a Turning Point,' August 29, 2023