Rubiales Case: Spanish selected women confirm before the judge the pressure on Jennifer Hermoso | Video

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Alexia Putellas, Irene Paredes and Misa Rodríguezselected Spanish women have confirmed before the judge Francisco de Jorge the pressures that his partner Jenni Hermoso reported having suffered from Luis Rubiales and its environment so that publicly justify the kiss that he gave him after the team won the Final of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023.

The three internationals testified this Monday for approximately one hour each before Francisco de Jorgejudge of the National Court investigating the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for crimes of sexual assault and coercion against Jenni Hermoso.

As reported to EFE legal sources, the soccer players have ratified throughout their respective appearances the facts reported by the Prosecutor's Office in its complaint against Rubiales and have confirmed the pressures that Jenni and her entourage would have suffered from the former president of the RFEF and his closest circle to say that the kiss was consensual.

They have targeted, for example, the former women's coach Jorge Vilda and the other two investigated Ruben Rivera, Marketing Director of the RFEF, and Albert Luquesports director of the men's team, although the sources specify that they were reference witnesses, that is They would not have been direct witnesses of the conversations.

During his appearances, The footballers have recounted what they witnessed on the bus that they took after the World Cup Final, in the plane back to Spain and also during the trip to Ibiza which some of them enjoyed with Jenni, like Alexia and Misa. These scenarios would include the alleged pressures reported by the Prosecutor's Office..

The Barça players, Alexia Putellas and Irene Paredes, have declared by videoconference from the City of Justice in Barcelona, ​​while the Real Madrid goalkeeper, Misa Rodriguezhas appeared at the facilities of the National Court, in Madrid.

None of them have agreed to attend to the media that was waiting for them at the doors of the judicial bodies. “Sorry, we can't,” has pointed out Alexia Putellas, to whom the Mossos d'Esquadra They have accompanied, along with Irene Paredes, both the entrance and exit of the judicial building, something unusual.

After the statement of the footballers, the investigation will continue with a trickle of statements throughout the month of October, such as those of the other three investigated: the former women's coach Jorge Vilda and the Marketing Director of the RFEF, Ruben Rivera, cited on October 10; and that of the men's team, Albert Luquewhich will declare on the 16th.

Then, between October 20 and 27, six witnesses will appear, among whom is the national soccer coach, Luis de la Fuente; the former Director of Communication of the RFEF, Pablo García-Cuervo; or Rubiales's cabinet director, José María Timón, among others.

Thus the cause that was born after a complaint by the Prosecutor's Office against Rubiales for crimes of sexual assault and coercion, after what Jenni Hermoso formalized her complaint against the former president of the RFEF and reiterated that the kiss was not consensual, and which has already accumulated four investigated.

(With information from EFE)

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