The judge of the National Court investigating the Rubiales case has named the former women’s coach as defendants Jorge Vilda and the director of the men’s team, Albert Luke.
The magistrate Francisco de Jorge los has called for October 10, date on which the director of Marketing de la Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Ruben Rivera.
Luke He was initially summoned as a witness for tomorrow, Thursday., but the judge has chosen to change his status to that of being investigated. The same thing that has happened in Rivera’s case.
The new status of being investigated implies that the judge has seen signs of a crime in their actions and that he considers that in their responses they could offer information that would implicate them in the crime of coercion of Jennifer Hermoso. This crime is being investigated along with the sexual assault of the player by the former president of the RFEF. Vilda and Luque must appear at the National Court with a lawyer.
The magistrate’s decision comes after Monday Jenni Hermoso’s brother assured in court that Vilda pressured him for Rubiales’ kiss at the celebration. The player’s brother and a friend ratified and expanded on what Hermoso herself reported, according to legal sources present in the statement.