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US Soccer Star Accuses Former FIFA President of Sex Assault

Hope Solo, the United States females’s soccer (football) group’s standout goalkeeper, states that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually attacked her in 2013 at a honors occasion.

Blatter rejected claims Saturday that he had actually ordered her behind, calling them “silly.”

Speaking to Portuguese paper Expresso on Friday, the 36- year-old Solo claimed that the after that-FIFA president had actually made his advancement prior to she will offer an honor to her colleague Abby Wambach at the Ballon d’Or event.

Solo, a Globe Mug victor as well as two-time Olympic champ, claimed that unwanted sexual advances at the hands of male authorities was a typical issue in females’s specialist soccer.

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” I have actually seen this of my occupation as well as I wish to see even more professional athletes mention their experiences,” she claimed, talking on the sidelines of the Internet Top being kept in Lisbon.

” It’s out of control, not simply in Hollywood however anywhere,” she claimed, referencing the boosting number of harassment as well as assault claims versus males in the United States movie market.

Solo’s period with the nationwide group finished in 2014 after she called Sweden’s group “cowards” for a protective design of play which brought about their success. She was put on hold as well as has actually not returned.

Blatter, 81, worked as president of FIFA, soccer’s globe controling body, from 1998 to 2015, when he was prohibited for corruption.

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