Rubiales Case: Judge cites former Spain coach, Jorge Vilda, as being investigated

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He judge of the National audience Francisco de Jorge, who is investigating the former president of the Real spanish soccer federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales for the crimes of sexual assault and coercion of the soccer player Jenni Hermosohas decided to name the former coach as being investigated Jorge Vilda and the director of the selection Albert Luque.

Legal sources have informed EFE of this decision of the magistrate, who has summoned them for the October 10thdate on which it will also take statement as investigated to the Marketing Director of the RFEFRuben Rivera.

In the case of Rivera and Luque, the judge has changed his status from witnesses to investigated. The director of the men's team, in fact, was initially summoned this Thursday as a witness.

Jorge Vilda (Photo: EFE)

After this change, Jorge's maintains the appointments scheduled for tomorrow as witnesses of the press officer of the women's teamPatricia Pérez, and former Director of Integrity of the RFEFMiguel Caba, has informed the National Court in a statement.

The magistrate began the round of interrogations on Monday with the statements of a brother and a friend of Jenni Hermoso and those of two experts who prepared a report at the request of Rubiales' defense.

The soccer player's brother and her friend ratified and expanded on the statement that the player already gave at the Prosecutor's Office when formalized his complaint against Rubiales.

Jennifer Hermoso (Photo: EFE)

In it he assured that the kiss was not consensual and that both she and her surroundings received pressure from the circle closest to the former president of the RFEF to publicly justify what happened.

The interrogations will continue this Thursday, when they are summoned some positions of the Federationand they will close the round of statements next Monday October 2 three players from the national team.

The Prosecutor's Office will ask if Rubiales or his entourage pressured Jenni Hermoso after the kiss he gave her on the mouth during the medal ceremony after the World Cup final in Sydney (Australia) went viral, last 20th of August.

Rubialesthat always has maintained that the kiss was consensual, ended up resigning on September 10 as president of the RFEF despite his initial refusal. He has a file open before the Sports Administrative Court (TAD) and the FIFA He was provisionally suspended for 90 days after the episode, which caused a wave of indignation.

Luis Rubiales (Photo: Reuters Archive)

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