Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

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U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at a 2013 awards ceremony.
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American goalkeeper Hope Solo accused former FIFA President Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013 in an interview with Expresso, a Portuguese newspaper.

Speaking in Lisbon for the Web Summit, Solo granted Expresso an interview about gender equality and sexual harassment. The newspaper published an excerpt from that conversation on Friday.

In the interview, Solo said she “had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” before she went on stage to present the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year award to teammate Abby Wambach.

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Solo, 36, said she continued on stage to present the award.

“In the case of Sepp Blatter, I went on the stage, I was nervous for the presentation,”

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2017/11/10/hope-solo-accuses-former-fifa-president-sepp-blatter-sexual-assault/853339001/

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