The coach of the men’s soccer team, Luis de la Fuente, and the former head of Communication of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Pablo García Cuervo declare as witnesses in the investigation into the kiss that Luis Rubiales gave to the player Jenni Hermoso and the pressures it would have received.
The judge of the National Court investigating Rubiales, suspended by FIFA for three years, Already three members of his team when he was in charge of the RFEF begin this Thursday a new round of testimonies with De la Fuente, García Cuervo, who was dismissed on September 29, and the Federation’s deputy director of Communication Enrique Yunta.
Francisco de Jorge, head of the Central Court of Instruction number 1, wants to investigate not only the crime of sexual assault for which Rubiales is accused of the kiss on the mouth that he gave to Jenni Hermoso after the World Cup final in Sydney (Australia), but also about the pressure that she claims to have suffered to publicly declare that it was consensual.
The press manager of the women’s team, Patricia Pérez, has already testified about these alleged coercion, who in turn revealed that she herself received pressure from federation officials.
His statement caused the judge decided ex officio to summon the coach of the men’s team, who also attended the championship final, and the then RFEF Communications Managers, Pablo García Cuervo and Enrique Yunta, who will foreseeably be asked about the statements provided by the RFEF and attributed to Jenni Hermoso shortly after the World Cup victory. downplaying what happened.
Also about the internal report prepared by the department headed by the then Director of Integrity of the RFEF, Miguel García Caba, on what happened in the World Cup final and which was closed without any consequences for Luis Rubiales and without hearing the testimony of Jenni Hermoso.
Patricia Pérez did testify within the framework of that internal procedure of the RFEF, in a meeting that lasted three hours in which she framed the reported pressures and about which the judge will also ask De la Fuente, García Cuervo and Yunta.
In addition to Rubiales, investigated for crimes of sexual assault and coercion, in this procedure The former women’s coach is accused of coercion Jorge Vilda; the director of the men’s team, Albert Luque, and the Marketing director of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Rubén Rivera.