The former president of FIFA is the latest public figure in the media spotlight over allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
The US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.
This, she alleges, happened just before they appeared on stage together at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2013.
A spokesperson for Blatter has denied the claim made in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, slamming the allegation as “ridiculous”.
Hope Solo: “O Sepp Blatter apalpou-me o rabo. Posso falar sobre isto?” https://t.co/jWFGEXOxBy— Expresso (@expresso) November 10, 2017
Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony. Story by
david_conn</a> and Nelson Marques <a href="https://t.co/ArVE9uTTJl">https://t.co/ArVE9uTTJl</a></p>— Guardian sport (guardian_sport) November 10, 2017
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault https://t.co/YZWEKfzyE2— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) November 10, 2017
Olympian Hope Solo says FIFA boss Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her moments before stepping on stage to co-present a Woman of the Year award, as scandal spreads to sport https://t.co/7rTJWhJYyh pic.twitter.com/Cj0AmtyOtI— The Australian (@australian) November 11, 2017