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Famous football player David Villa accused of sexual harassment; Details

Thursday, November 26, 2020 • Tamil Comments

A former intern at New York City FC has accused Spanish forward David Villa of sexually harassing her and talked about the club's failure to take her allegations seriously.

The New York City FC intern, named Skyler Badillo, accused David Villa of interrogating her about her dating life, grabbing her, and repeatedly harassing her. "The harassment I went through at NYCFC was so bad that now the idea of professional sports terrifies me. Staying in the field of athletics terrifies me. I'm changing my entire career because the shit they did to me ruined my dreams. I thought I was getting the opportunity of a life time when I got that internship. What I got was David Villa touching me every f*cking day and my bosses thinking it was great comedic material. Women brave enough to tell their stories this loudly are my heroes. Someday. I still find it hilarious that I was constantly told I had a terrible attitude at that job like I wasn't showing up everyday knowing I was gonna be groped or mocked or two hand shoved in the back. Of f*cking course I had a bad attitude!!" Badillo had stated earlier this year.

Opening up about the emotional stress she underwent in the two years with NYCFC, Badillo has now informed a news agency, "It was a miserable two years there, and a miserable few months now spent talking about it. I don't expect it to get better when this is published. There's not a ton to gain here for me, but I think a lot about how lonely it was to be in that position while I was there. So if me sticking my neck out and telling my story helps one other person who was harassed by him, or at the club - or anywhere - feel even the slightest bit less alone, then it will have been worth it."

However, David Villa has denied all the allegations and claimed that her accusations were completely false. Regardless, the club has ordered an internal review into the incidents.

 

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