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Rubiales Case: Spanish Justice Confirms That a Forced Kiss Is Sexual Assault

Rubiales Case: Spanish Justice Confirms That a Forced Kiss Is Sexual Assault
Rubiales Case: Spanish Justice Confirms That a Forced Kiss Is Sexual Assault

While the trial against the former president of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales will be held next February, Spanish justice confirmed in a press release on Tuesday 25 June that a forced kiss constitutes sexual violence.

Spanish justice has decided. On Tuesday 25 June, the Supreme Court, which is the highest judicial body in the country, confirmed that it had been a kiss “without express or tacit consent” constitutes sexual violence. This decision comes just months after former Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales forcibly kissed player Jenni Hermoso during the Women’s World Cup final last August. The latter will have to appear in court from 3 to 19 February 2025 in Madrid.

The prosecution seeks two and a half years of prison against Luis Rubiales

“It is obvious that the fleeting contact of a non-consensual kiss represents a bodily invasion of the aggressor on the victim » said the Supreme Court in a press release. “ The key is consent, to the point that if it wasn’t there there was sexual violence “. This opinion confirms the first sentence issued by an Andalusian court which sentenced a police officer who had kissed a woman in police custody to one year and nine months in prison.


In Spain, the public prosecution presents its defense before the trial opens. He then declared that he will ask for two and a half years in prison against Luis Rubiales: one year for sexual assault and one and a half years for the pressure exerted on the player so that he claimed that the kiss was consensual.


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