Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it 'ridiculous'

Hope Solo says Blatter grabbed her; he calls it 'ridiculous'

Abby Wambach of the United States of America receives the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award from US teammate Hope Solo and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012 at the Kongresshaus on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in January 2013, a claim the ex-FIFA president's spokesman has described as "ridiculous".

Blatter assaulted her at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony, Solo said. Talking to Expresso about sexual harassment in general, which Solo says is "rampant" in sport, she claimed Blatter grabbed her behind seconds before they both went on stage: "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass", she said.

What Are Analysts Report About JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)
Analysts await Liberty Media Corporation - Series C Liberty Formula One (NASDAQ:FWONK) to report earnings on November, 14. Along with these its last twelve month performance is stands at -67.11% while moved -39.56% for the past six months.

Disgraced former Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Blatter, via his spokesman, described the allegation as "ridiculous".

"I was in shock and completely thrown off", Solo told the Guardian on Friday. "I had to submit to my co-fellow [Abby Wambach, victor of the Golden Ball 2013, editor's note] the biggest prize of his career, and celebrate with it this time, so I dedicated all my attention", she also added.

"I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass".

Google Pixel 2 XL Flashing Screen Bothers Some Users
Apparently, there is a fix that might bring the microphone back to work. "Mine stopped working again. It strangely works when recording video and when using the speakers during calls.

The remarks by Solo come amid a torrent of accusations by women of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment and media industries. On his account Instagram, she wrote, with the hashtag #MoiAussi: "the past few days, I think back to all those uncomfortable situations that I and my co-équipières have lived for years with coaches, doctors, personal club..." Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men - such as playing with a lighter ball.

"I'm actually very disappointed with the women who haven't spoken about it in the sports world..."

"I've seen it throughout my entire career and I wish more female athletes would speak out about their own experiences". I didn't get to tell him directly "don't ever touch me". She said she hasn't seen him since.

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians
But the suspected involvement of Russian agents in its breach shows companies still face a formidable challenge, she said. Nevertheless, Yahoo still does not fully understand "how the act was perpetrated", Mayer admitted.

According to information from the british newspaper The Guardian, a spokesman for the former president of Federation Internationale de Football Association, contacted after the charges Hope Solo, has denied the facts. In 2004, he landed in hot water after saying women's soccer should use sex appeal as a way to grow the game.

Related Articles

  • BREAKING Tunisia qualify for 2018 World Cup

    BREAKING Tunisia qualify for 2018 World Cup

    They'll join Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal as the continent's five representatives at next year's tournament in Russian Federation . Gabon, who earlier drew 0-0 with Mali in Franceville, finished with seven and bottom-placed Mali five, BBC reports.
    Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension back on

    Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension back on

    The court's ruling allows the NFL to re-suspend Elliott for six games, per NFL Network's legal analyst Gabe Feldman. Elliott was in court and the denial of the injunction makes him ineligible in Sunday's game at Atlanta.
    Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Fired From Government Contracting Firm

    Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Fired From Government Contracting Firm

    Virginia is an employment-at-will state, meaning employers can fire people anytime and for any reason. Despite her dismissal, the Democrat supporter said she did not regret her show of defiance.
  • Alipay logs record sales on China's Singles' Day

    Alipay logs record sales on China's Singles' Day

    Alibaba's payments affiliate, Alipay, processed $17.8 billion of transactions on November 11 a year ago . Alibaba managed to expand Singles Day from a local Chinese sales event to a global sales day.
    Iran shows off missile to mark 38th anniversary of US Embassy takeover

    Iran shows off missile to mark 38th anniversary of US Embassy takeover

    Responding to Trump and his administration's attempts to isolate Iran diplomatically, Khamenei said his foes in the U.S. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened to "shred" the pact if the United States pulls out.
    StarCraft II Will Be Free to Play Starting Nov. 14

    StarCraft II Will Be Free to Play Starting Nov. 14

    Players will also enjoy expanded access to StarCraft II's highly popular co-op mode, with all Co-op Commanders playable for free . Perhaps the most exciting change this introduces is 100% free access to ranked multiplayer matches.
  • Priti Patel likely to be sacked over secret Israel meetings, reports say

    Priti Patel likely to be sacked over secret Israel meetings, reports say

    Her political idol is Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and died in 2013. In a lengthy statement, Patel admitted her mistake.
    Netflix customers warned of phishing email scam

    Netflix customers warned of phishing email scam

    In other words, if you get a note like this from Netflix , or anyone else, don't just go clicking on any links inside. In an email statement to The Independent, the company said it takes the security of its members seriously .
    Battle for Azeroth is World of Warcraft's next expansion

    Battle for Azeroth is World of Warcraft's next expansion

    The two new kingdoms aren't the only new places to explore, with the Islands of the Great Seaavailable for everybody to plunder. The Alliance will be exploring the Kul'Tiras archipelago, while the Horde will be penetrating the jungle depths of Zandalar .
  • Apparently These Sheep Can Recognize Emma Watson and Barack Obama

    Apparently These Sheep Can Recognize Emma Watson and Barack Obama

    During the training period at the University of Cambridge, the animals learned to recognize celebrities in forward-facing photos. The sheep were having two options in each step as a photo of celebrity face or another is of something else.
    Bush Sr and Jr openly condemn Donald Trump

    Bush Sr and Jr openly condemn Donald Trump

    Bush made during the last 2016, when he said he fears that he will be the last GOP president. It really was no secret that the Bushes aren't really big fans of President Donald Trump.
    Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear

    Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear

    Watson finished the game going 12 for 23 in pass attempts for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Watson tore his other ACL in 2014 while he was at Clemson, and actually played with it in a game against SC .