Hope Solo Says Sepp Blatter Sexually Assaulted Her at 2013 Ballon d'Or Awards

Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards. Blatter has denied the allegations.  Speaking to Expresso (h/t the Guardian's David Conn and Nelson Marques), Solo said Blatter touched her in an inappropriate manner just moments before the two took the stage together: "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass. It was at the Ballon d’Or, right before I went on stage. [Sexual harassment] has been normalised. ... "I wa

Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards. Blatter has denied the allegations. Speaking to Expresso (h/t the Guardian's David Conn and Nelson Marques), Solo said Blatter touched her in an inappropriate manner just moments before the two took the stage together:"I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass. It was at the Ballon d’Or, right before I went on stage. [Sexual harassment] has been normalised. ..."I was in shock ...