Spanish footballer Jenni Hermoso has accused Luis Rubiales of sexual assault for kissing her on the lips without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final, leading to potential criminal proceedings. Rubiales, the now suspended president of the Spanish Football Federation, kissed Hermoso on the lips during the awards ceremony after Spain beat England in Australia. In response to the scandal, Rubiales claimed the kiss was consensual, while Hermoso denied it and stated that she and her family were pressured by the federation to support Rubiales. Under Spain’s new rape law, Rubiales could face a fine or a prison sentence of one to four years if found guilty. The Spanish government, players’ unions, and citizens have shown support for Hermoso, while Rubiales faces actions from a legal body overseeing sports and potential votes of no confidence from the federation.