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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:35 PM

Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony

Source: The Guardian

The former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been accused by Hope Solo, the USA women’s football team goalkeeper, of having sexually assaulted her at Fifa’s Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013.

In an interview with the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, being published on Saturday, Solo, 36, claimed she “had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” at the glittering presentation of Fifa’s annual football awards for achievement during 2012. Solo presented the Fifa women’s world player of the year award on stage alongside Blatter, to her colleague on the USA team that had won the gold medal at the London Olympics, the striker Abby Wambach.

Blatter, contacted via his spokesman, responded to Solo’s recollection by denying that the incident took place. “This allegation is ridiculous,” he said.

On the official Fifa film of the event, which was hosted by the Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit and the broadcaster Kay Murray, Solo was shown coming on to the stage with Blatter from behind a curtain at the back of the stage, to present the award to Wambach. Talking to Expresso about sexual harassment in general, which Solo says is “rampant” in sport, she claimed Blatter grabbed her behind seconds before they both went on stage: “I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass,” she said. “It was at the Ballon d’Or, right before I went on stage. [Sexual harassment] has been normalised.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/10/hope-solo-sepp-blatter-fifa-sexual-assault-accusation



Sepp Blatter is the biggest crook and apparently a creep too. It's about time somebody brought him down for something.

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Reply Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony (Original post)
IronLionZion Nov 10 OP
jberryhill Nov 10 #1
obamanut2012 Nov 10 #2
jberryhill Nov 10 #3
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #5
LisaM Nov 10 #6
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #7
LisaM Nov 10 #8
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #9
LisaM Nov 10 #10
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #11
LisaM Nov 10 #12
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #13
Kaleva Nov 10 #14
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #15
Kaleva Nov 10 #16
Drahthaardogs Nov 10 #4
dembotoz Nov 11 #20
Drahthaardogs Nov 11 #21
dembotoz Nov 11 #22
Drahthaardogs Nov 11 #24
dembotoz Nov 12 #25
Drahthaardogs Nov 12 #26
erpowers Nov 11 #17
IronLionZion Nov 11 #18
obamanut2012 Nov 11 #19
Codeine Nov 11 #23
obamanut2012 Nov 12 #27

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:43 PM

1. Isn't she in jail yet?



http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Court-rejects-Hope-Solo-s-appeal-in-domestic-7971276.php

A state appeals court rejected soccer star Hope Solo's bid to avoid a trial on domestic violence charges stemming from a 2014 incident with her family, according to a ruling issued Tuesday.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:50 PM

2. What does that have to do with her being harassed?

Nice deflection.

WE know if a woman isn't a perfect victim, it's okay for her to be harassed.

Just stop.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:51 PM

3. I was curious because I hadn't heard her name in a while

As if anything excuses Sepp Blatter - and, isn't he in jail yet too?

Last I heard of either of them, they should have both been locked up by now.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:33 PM

5. She is a fucking child abuser

Punched her teenaged nephew. Fuck her

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:51 PM

6. Her nephew was 17 years old, 6'8", and weighed 290 pounds at the time.

I'm certainly not defending her violent behavior, but I would not call that child abuse (or, at least qualify it so it doesn't sound as if she beat up a five-year old). Again, not saying that anything she did was right, but IMO, that does not count as child abuse.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:53 PM

7. So.

You sound like the guys who say the woman was asking for it because she had a short tight skirt on.

She traumatized the kid. She called him a fat pussy and a Mama's boy because he's in the drama club. She said he was too fat and weak to amount to anything.

Your response is revolting.

Fuck her. She's a monster and a proven liar.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:11 PM

8. Look, I already said I did not excuse her behavior. I think she has problems.

I just think it needs to be made clear that she, a professional athlete, was not going after a toddler.

You aren't paying attention to what I'm saying. Was it assault? Yes. Is it excusable? No. Is it child abuse? IMO, it's not.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:23 PM

9. The verbal abuse doesn't count?

Calling him a fat pussy to 17 year old kid isn't abusive?

Would you say a man that called his wife a fat c@#nt was abusing her? I bet you would.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:28 PM

10. Yes, I think it's all abusive. You're choosing not to listen to me.

I am simply trying to clarify that she wasn't (physically) picking on a much smaller person, and that is all.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:40 PM

11. You said it was not child abuse because he was 6' 8"

And 280 lbs.

THAT was your argument.

Your argument is right there on black and white

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:26 PM

12. This conversation is finished.

You are choosing to mischaracterize my position and are acting as if I am mounting a defense of Hope Solo. (You also referred to her in terms not generally permitted on DU). I am not going to engage in this any further.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:31 PM

13. I'm sorry you can't read your own words

Next time I will block them in HTML.

And loon, nutter, and psychopath are in no way a violation of the terms of service unless Hope is here now posting and I call her that as a personal attack.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:45 PM

14. Solo was charged with domestic violence but not for child abuse.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:47 PM

15. She's a bully who physically and verbally picked on a 17 year old kid

I don't give a damn what the DA negotiated her charges down to.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:59 PM

16. There was no negotiation on her charges

She was arrested the night of the incident for domestic violence. There were several police officers there and after interviewing all present, they, the police officers, determined that Solo was the aggressor and she was arrested. In all the articles I've read on this subject since first reading the OP, you are the only person who used the words 'child abuse'. A restraining order was placed on Solo, not for child abuse but for domestic violence.

But I quibble. You are saying child abuse was done against the teen and from what I can tell on Washington state law, you could well be right.

"RCW 26-44-020 defines abuse and neglect as injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by any person under circumstances which indicate that the child's health, welfare, and safety is harmed. "

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/child-safety-and-protection/what-child-abuse-and-neglect

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:31 PM

4. Hope Solo is a loon, nutter, psychopath

I cannot take any thing she says at her word.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 04:01 PM

20. i have a mountain of a child...not quite as tall but heavier...played hockey as an enforcer

at 17 call him a pussy he would just smile at you.....when you are that big society treats you like an adult.
yes he was 17....but damn

if this kid was anything like mine...hope did no damage....

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 04:08 PM

21. It was his Aunt, not done random person

I'm sure it hurt.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 05:55 PM

22. He. Will. Live

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:21 PM

24. Lol.

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So will Hope.

You do know she has a long history of violence, restraining orders against her, and is just generally a horrible person, right?

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 05:32 AM

25. I have bigger fish to fry

Besides who can live up to the name solo when compared to both Hans and Napoleon?
When I make up my evil person list she doesn't break the top hundred.
Perhaps I cut her too much slack because in terms of financial compensation the women champion soccer team gets paid a pittance when compared to the very under performing men's team. I would be pissed to

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 06:37 AM

26. Her childhood was a mess. She's screwed up

And has been for forever. She is also very rich, not from soccer but endorsements because she's pretty. Her anger has nothing to do with pay disparity.

She is also a liar and an abuser.


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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:22 AM

17. I Can Believe Her

It is possible that Hope Solo is not telling the truth, but I can believe Sepp Blatter did that to her. Blatter did not seem to have much respect for female soccer players. Maybe this allegation is also false, but I heard that Blatter wanted to have the female soccer players wear tighter shirts and shorter shorts as a way to get more people to watch their matches.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3101579/Short-bald-despot-leering-eye-women-half-age-DAVID-JONES-Sepp-Blatter-corruption-scandal-rocking-FIFA.html

There is little doubt Blatter – who once suggested women wear tighter kits to increase the popularity of the women’s game – will come out fighting in his bid to remain president, or that he will remind delegates of what he considers to be his many achievements.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 01:22 PM

18. They're both pretty terrible people, but I can believe it

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 01:51 PM

19. This thread is textbook for why women don't come forward

And why women aren't believed, especially when they are not "good women."

Fuck this society.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:07 PM

23. Someone really got his knives out quickly,

didn't he? This place has its moments, that's for fucking sure.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:21 AM

27. Yup

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