Restraining order requested as ex-Spain soccer boss testifies in assault probe

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By Emma Pinedo and Fernando Kallas MADRID (Reuters) -Spanish prosecutors on Friday requested a restraining order to prevent former soccer chief Luis Rubiales approaching national team player Jenni Hermoso, as he appeared in court to be investigated for sexual assault for kissing her on the lips. The incident, which occurred at the medal ceremony after Spain’s women’s team won the World Cup in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 20, has triggered a furore over sexism in Spanish sport and society and prompted protests similar to the “Me Too” movement. Rubiales, 46, insists the kiss was consensual, while …

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