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US women's football, 'systemic and widespread sexual abuse'

2022-10-03T18:20:25.235Z

Investigation reveals, managers and executives ignored the complaints (ANSA) A survey on American women's football, commissioned by the Federation and published today, reveals a "systemic" practice of sexual abuse and aggression, of which the national team players have been victims in particular in the context of the championship organized by the League (NWSL). The investigation conducted by former US Attorney General Sally Yates and the King & Spalding law firm found "unw



A survey on American women's football, commissioned by the Federation and published today, reveals a "systemic" practice of sexual abuse and aggression, of which the national team players have been victims in particular in the context of the championship organized by the League (NWSL).

The investigation conducted by former US Attorney General Sally Yates and the King & Spalding law firm found "unwanted sexual comments and advances and the obligation to have sex" in women's football in the United States.

Sexual abuse and misconduct were '' widespread and systemic '' at the highest levels of women's professional football, institutions and team leaders ignored the complaints and avoided punishing the coaches who harassed the players.

This was revealed by an investigation by the US Soccer Federation, the American football federation, taken up by the Washington Post.

The year-long investigation was led by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and found that some of the top women's football coaches have been accused of sexual abuse.

The investigation also revealed that the coaches in question also committed several other harassments including "degrading sermons, manipulations and retaliation against those who tried to come forward". 

Source: ansa

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