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Blatter accused of sexual assault at awards ceremony

Blatter accused of sexual assault at awards ceremony

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<p>The former president of <span class="caps">FIFA</span> is the latest public figure in the media spotlight over allegations of sexual harassment and assault.</p> <p>The US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.</p> <p>This, she alleges, happened just before they appeared on stage together at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2013.</p> <p>A spokesperson for Blatter has denied the claim made in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, slamming the allegation as “ridiculous”.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr">Hope Solo: “O Sepp Blatter apalpou-me o rabo. Posso falar sobre isto?” <a href="https://t.co/jWFGEXOxBy">https://t.co/jWFGEXOxBy</a></p>— Expresso (@expresso) <a href="https://twitter.com/expresso/status/929084974141190144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony. Story by <a href="https://twitter.com/david_conn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>david_conn</a> and Nelson Marques <a href="https://t.co/ArVE9uTTJl">https://t.co/ArVE9uTTJl</a></p>— Guardian sport (</code>guardian_sport) <a href="https://twitter.com/guardian_sport/status/929084075322769408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">USA</span> goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault <a href="https://t.co/YZWEKfzyE2">https://t.co/YZWEKfzyE2</a></p>— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/IndyFootball/status/929117102145003521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Olympian Hope Solo says <span class="caps">FIFA</span> boss Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her moments before stepping on stage to co-present a Woman of the Year award, as scandal spreads to sport <a href="https://t.co/7rTJWhJYyh">https://t.co/7rTJWhJYyh</a> <a href="https://t.co/Cj0AmtyOtI">pic.twitter.com/Cj0AmtyOtI</a></p>— The Australian (@australian) <a href="https://twitter.com/australian/status/929234980097503232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>
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