Madrid, Oct 20 (EFE).- Soccer player Jenni Hermoso’s lawyer has requested a confrontation between the marketing director of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Rubén Rivera, and the friend who accompanied her on the trip to Ibiza and who he would have witnessed the pressure that he claims to have suffered to justify the kiss that Luis Rubiales gave him.
The legal representation of the international has sent a letter to the National Court, to which EFE had access this Friday, in which it requests this investigation based on “the discrepancy between the statements of both.”
Jenni Hermoso’s lawyer considers that the confrontation is appropriate and “pertinent” since the statements that both gave before the judge – Rivera’s as a defendant – “are of notable importance in determining the guilt of the investigated person as there are no other means.” feasible tests for their investigation”.
Rubén Rivera is being investigated in the National Court for the alleged coercion that Jenni Hermoso and her entourage claim to have suffered to make her publicly say that the kiss on the mouth that former RFEF president Luis Rubiales gave her after the World Cup final in Sydney (Australia) ) was consented.
During his statement before Judge Francisco De Jorge, Rivera denied having pressured Hermoso, and stated that he was only a “run, go and tell him” or a “qualified messenger” of the federation and that he limited himself to conveying to the player that There were certain people who were calling her and wanted to talk to her.
He explained that he was in charge of organizing the trip to Ibiza that some of the national team players enjoyed after the World Cup victory because that was his mission and, regarding the call he made to Hermoso’s friend, he indicated that it was precisely to give her the details of the trip to Ibiza.
Rivera also denied having received instructions from Rubiales or the director of the men’s team, Albert Luque, who was cited as being investigated next week.
Jenni Hermoso’s friend was one of the first witnesses to testify in the case, on September 25, when she confirmed, like the player’s brother, the pressures that she claims to have suffered.
In this procedure, the judge investigates Luis Rubiales for crimes of sexual assault and coercion, and charges former women’s coach Jorge Vilda, Rubén Rivera and Albert Luque with this last crime. EFE