Earlier, Rubiales’ mother went on hunger strike to protest what she called the “inhumane treatment” of her son, which he did not deserve.
They also intend to contact the soccer player herself and “give her the opportunity to contact the prosecutor’s office within 15 days to receive information about her rights as a victim of alleged sexual violence, if she wants to file a complaint.
“In order to initiate a case of sexual assault, harassment or sexual violence, it is necessary for the injured party or its legal representative to file a lawsuit or contact the prosecutor’s office,” the statement says.
The prosecutor’s office has been considering six complaints from private individuals or associations for several days, but it did not dare to start an investigation without a statement from the soccer player herself, El Pais writes.
The publication’s sources in the prosecutor’s office note that if Hermoso refuses to file an official complaint against Rubiales, the case will most likely be closed.