Luis Rubiales, the President of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), arrived at the National Court in Madrid this morning, where he is set to give preliminary testimony in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. The high-profile case has sent shockwaves through the Spanish sports community and has raised questions about the conduct of one of the nation’s most prominent football figures.
Rubiales, who has been at the helm of the RFEF since 2018, faces serious allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, brought forward by a former employee of the football association. The alleged incidents are reported to have occurred during his tenure, and the case has prompted widespread public attention and media scrutiny.
The complainant, whose identity is protected by a court-issued gag order, filed the complaint against Rubiales earlier this year, alleging that she was subjected to inappropriate advances and sexual assault during her employment with the RFEF. The case has been under investigation by Spanish authorities, leading to today’s preliminary testimony.