USA goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

Hope Solo says that Sepp Blatter grabbed her'a** just before they went on stage to award Solo's Team USA colleague with the prestigious Ballon d'Or in 2013

USA women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her in 2013.

Solo told Portuguese publication Expresso that Blatter grabbed her "ass" at the January 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony.

"In the case of Sepp Blatter, I went on the stage, I was nervous for the presentation".

That year, Solo was onstage to present FIFA's women's world player of the year to her teammate, the striker Abby Wambach. She was accompanied on stage by Blatter.

"I was in shock and completely thrown off", Solo said, expanding on the story in a separate interview with The Guardian.

Solo has taken to social media to praise those who have spoken out against sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. "Yes, everybody has [the right to make] their individual decisions, and it is uncomfortable, but I wish more women, especially in football, would speak against it, about their experiences, because some of those people still work there and some of the players still act [like that]".

Apple Is Moving Forward on an Augmented Reality Headset
It seems that Apple began assembling a team to work on AR-related projects a couple of years ago, Bloomberg reported in March. Engineers are also prototyping a number of apps, including mapping, texting, virtual meeting rooms, and 360-degree video.

"I speak out directly [with people] when things like that happen".

"I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass". She says she has seen such inappropriate sexual conduct throughout her career and notes it is not limited to Hollywood or the entertainment industry. The 81-year-old resigned in 2015 and was subsequently banned for ethics breaches. I didn't get to tell him directly "don't ever touch me".

She said that sexual harrassment at the hands of male officials was a common problem in women's football. 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.

A spokesman for Blatter, however, said the accusation was "ridiculous".

In 2004 he came under pressure after a suggestion that female players could wear "tighter shorts" like "they do in volleyball" to make the game more appealing to a male audience, while in 2013 he called a female member of Fifa's executive committee "good, and good looking".

The veteran stopper ranks among the greatest players in USWNT history, winning two Olympic gold medals and the 2015 World Cup.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11.1.1
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:55
Also, if you haven't been able to get Siri's attention of late by saying "Hey, Siri", well, Apple fixed that too in this update . The iOS 11 .1.1 software update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man accused of attacking Sen. Paul pleads not guilty
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:54
The Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating last Friday's incident, Milliken said. Rene Boucher is charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Green Bay have released tight end Martellus Bennett
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:52
In 16 games with the Patriots last season, Bennett amassed 51 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns. When Bennett was traded to the Patriots, in 2016, everyone seemed excited for the Gronk-Bennett combo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Auburn athletics posts highest Graduation Success Rate in program history
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:51
The NCAA began gathering GSR data with the freshman class of 1995 and its latest release represents freshmen who enrolled in 2010. The GSR also takes into account the academic standing of mid-year enrollees, whereas the federal formula does not.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flying taxi test in Los Angeles by 2020: Uber
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:47
Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, told NBC News the agreement with NASA is part of ensuing the program proceeds safely. Heldon added, "UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Danica Roem will become first openly trans legislator after stomping her opponent
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:58
Gerri Cannon won a seat on the Somersworth School Board, and has said she has plans to run for New Hampshire State Representative. In 2009, she became the nation's first openly gay US Attorney after being appointed by then-President Barack Obama.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kevin Spacey assaulted my teen son
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:57
She said Spacey sexually assaulted her son in 2016 when he was 18 years old. She said her son had told him he was of age. "Your actions are criminal".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPhone Glitch Causes Confusion, Question Marks
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:53
A small glitch in the Apple iPhone is giving users more than one reason to insert question marks into their correspondences. The new improvements also include iMessage's detection of when someone tells the user money is owed during a conversation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pentagon Supports Diplomacy In North Korea But Weighs Other Options
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:47
Lieu told The Washington Post "it's important for people to understand what a war with a nuclear power would look like". House members Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, both Democrats, requested the information.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gold Glove Awards 2017: Which Cleveland Indians player was snubbed the worst?
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:39
Winners are determined using a combination of advanced metrics (25 percent) and coach and manager voting (75 percent). He was seeking to become the first Detroit infielder to win back-to-back Gold Gloves since Lou Whitaker (1983-1985).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Priti Patel kept Theresa May in dark over Israeli army cash plan
Nov 08, 2017 - 09:40

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jay-Z Calls Meek Mill's Prison Sentence 'Unjust And Heavy Handed'
Nov 08, 2017 - 09:37
Rapper T.I. also took to social media to show his support for Meek , saying he has "real love" for the "All Eyes On You" hitmaker. Meek attended a probation violation hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Monday (Nov. 6).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scottish Parliament evacuation over suspect packages
Nov 08, 2017 - 09:31
Emergency crew and police rushed to Holyrood in Edinburgh after the packages were discovered at around 11:30am this morning. A Scottish Parliament spokesperson says an incident has occurred and staff are working to assess what's happened.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sia Claps Back at Paparazzi By Posting Nude Photo on Twitter
Nov 08, 2017 - 04:04

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Is Adding Restaurant Wait Times to Search Results
Nov 08, 2017 - 02:02
This was the same technology and methods and they used to construct the popular times and visit duration estimates. Google revealed today that Maps and Search will soon tell you wait times at sit-down restaurants around the world.