Former Spanish coach Jorge Vilda indicted in Luis Rubiales affair

The former coach of the Spanish women, who became world champions at the end of August, was sacked at the beginning of September by the federation.

New twist in the Luis Rubiales affair. The former coach of La Roja feminine, Jorge Vilda, was indicted by the magistrate in charge of the investigation into the forced kiss of the ex-president of the football federation on the player Jenni Hermoso, announced Wednesday September 27 Spanish justice.

This magistrate from the Madrid court of the National Court “summoned on October 10, as an indicted person, the former coach of the women’s football team, Jorge Vilda”, indicated the body in a press release. Close to Rubiales, Vilda, whose methods were criticized by his players, was sacked at the beginning of September by the Spanish federation.

Her indictment comes two days after the judge’s hearing of Jenni Hermoso’s brother and a friend who confirmed, according to a judicial source, the player’s statements on the lack of consent on her part and the pressure exerted on her. her and those close to her by Rubiales and her entourage. According to the Spanish press, Hermoso’s brother told the judge that he had been pressured by Vilda.

Pressures suffered by those around Jenni Hermoso

Initially summoned by the magistrate as witnesses, the director of the men’s selection, Albert Luque, and the marketing manager of the federation Rubén Rivera, were also indicted, like Jorge Vilda, added the National Court. When filing her complaint with the prosecution, Jenni Hermoso indicated “that she and her immediate entourage (had) suffered constant and repeated pressure from Luis Rubiales and his professional entourage to justify and approve the facts”then indicated the public prosecutor.

Luis Rubiales, who resigned from his post on September 10, was charged in this case of“sexual assault” but also of “coercion” due to these pressures. The former boss of Spanish football, who always claimed that this kiss was consensual, was interviewed on September 15 and has since been banned by the judge from coming within 200 meters of the player.

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