Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in hot water again. But this time, it’s not for the usual reasons.
Saturday afternoon, the United States Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo said Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her in January 2013. At the Ballon d’Or ceremony, no less.
“I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass. It was at the Ballon d’Or one year, right before I went on stage.”
In a statement, Blatter’s representative called the allegation “ridiculous”. Solo’s story continues, however.
“I was in shock and completely thrown off. I had to quickly pull myself together to present my teammate with the biggest award of her career and celebrate with her in that moment. So I completely shifted my focus to Abby [Wambach].” She also says she hasn’t seen Blatter since.
Sexual harassment is running rampant. And as for Blatter, questioning his character is nothing new. Now we’ll see if anything comes of this. Moreover, we will see if more women start coming forward.