August 5, 2020

Spain’s document goalscorer David Villa accused of harassment, which he denies – soccer

Former Spanish star striker David Villa was accused of harassment by a former New York Metropolis FC intern, an accusation he denied.

The Main League Soccer crew stated it’ll examine.

An individual with the Twitter title Skyler B made the cost in posts on July 17.

“The harassment I went by means of at NYCFC was so unhealthy that now the concept {of professional} sports activities terrifies me. Staying within the discipline of athletics terrifies me. I’m altering my complete profession,” the individual wrote. “I believed I used to be getting the chance of a life time after I obtained that internship. What I obtained was David Villa touching me each … day and my bosses pondering it was nice comedic materials.

“Ladies courageous sufficient to inform their tales this loudly are my heroes. Sometime. I nonetheless discover it hilarious that I used to be continuously informed I had a horrible angle at that job like I wasn’t exhibiting up on a regular basis figuring out I used to be gonna be groped or mocked or two hand shoved within the again.”

Villa refuted the cost in a press release Wednesday issued by means of his company, VOS USA.

“These accusations are totally false and I deny them,” he wrote. “I haven’t had any direct communication relating to this matter earlier than, neither from Skyler B nor the membership.”

“I by no means heard something about these obscure accusations from the membership or anybody else till they had been posted this previous weekend,” he added. “I’ll absolutely cooperate with the Membership as her common accusations additionally seem directed on the membership. … It’s onerous to grasp why this was not raised beforehand if anybody felt uncomfortable at any time whereas with the membership.”

Villa, 38, performed for NYC from 2015-18 after starring in Spain for Sporting Gijón, Zaragoza, Valencia, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. A member of Spain’s European champions in 2008 and World Cup champions in 2010, he scored a Spanish-record 59 targets in 98 worldwide appearances from 2005-17.

New York Metropolis FC is managed by Metropolis Soccer Group, the father or mother firm of Manchester Metropolis.

“New York Metropolis Soccer Membership has discovered of the allegations made by a former intern by seeing them on social media,” the crew stated in a press release. “We take this matter extraordinarily critically and don’t tolerate harassment of any variety in any areas of our group. We instantly launched an investigation into the matter.”