The head of the Central Court of Instruction 1 of the National Court, Francisco de Jorge, has admitted to processing this Monday the complaint presented by the Prosecutor's Office for crimes of sexual assault and coercion against the former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales for the kiss to the player Jennifer Hermoso in the final of the Women's Soccer World Cup.
In an order, the magistrate agrees to the first steps in this procedure, including obtaining from RTVE the video or videos that they have in their files that record the moment from all angles in which the defendant kisses the complainant, as well as the minutes immediately before and after the event related to the celebration of the victory of the women's soccer team.
In addition, the instructor requests from the newspaper El País the video of the celebration in the locker room that is posted on the Internet and from the newspaper AS for the moments of the kiss and any others related to the events. For his part, the instructor requested the video of the celebration on the bus of the Spanish women's soccer team from the newspaper La Vanguardia.
The resolution conveys to Rubiales as the defendant the letter of the Prosecutor's Office so that he knows the facts accused and exercises his right of defense with all the procedural guarantees.