American goalkeeper Hope Solo accused former FIFA President Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013 in an interview with Expresso, a Portuguese newspaper.
Speaking in Lisbon for the Web Summit, Solo granted Expresso an interview about gender equality and sexual harassment. The newspaper published an excerpt from that conversation on Friday.
In the interview, Solo said she “had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” before she went on stage to present the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year award to teammate Abby Wambach.
Solo, 36, said she continued on stage to present the award.
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