Jenny SuShe is taking legal action against Kubrat Pulev (Picture: Vegas Sports Daily)Boxing reporter Jenny SuShe has announced that she plans to take legal action against Kubrat Pulev after the Bulgarian heavyweight forcibly kissed her during a live interview.
The incident took place following Pulev’s knockout victory over Bogdan Dinu in Costa Mesa, California at the weekend and, during a press conference on Thursday, SuShe also accused the 37-year-old of ‘grabbing’ her buttocks.
It came after SuShe asked Pulev whether he was considering fighting British heavyweight Tyson Fury in his next bout.
Pulev dismissed the ferocious backlash to the video and refused to apologise for his behaviour, claiming that he and the Vegas Sports Daily reporter are close ‘friends’.
However, SuShe has rubbished Pulev’s comments and reportedly wants the Bulgarian’s licence suspended and for him to be sanctioned.
‘On March 22 I met Kubrat Pulev for the first time ever. I was there for the weigh in. I asked him if we could do an interview for Vegas Sports Daily and he said “yes”. We did a pre-fight interview,’ SuShe said.
‘The next day, March 23, after the fight between Kubrat and Bogdan I asked Kubrat for a post-fight interview and he said “yes”.
‘I started the interview and mid-interview he grabbed my face and kissed me. I was immediately shocked, embarrassed and I didn’t know how to respond.
👨⚖️ On Saturday, Kubrat Pulev kissed Jenny ‘SuShe’ Ravalo in an interview. She alleges he later also squeezed her backside and so has hired lawyer Gloria Allred. They’ve requested a California Commission investigation, want his licence suspended and for him to be sanctioned. pic.twitter.com/xycncY88JF
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‘Next I walked to a table to put my items into a backpack. He grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with both of his hands. Then he walked away without saying anything to me and laughed.
‘It made me feel uncomfortable and frustrated that Kubrat Pulev would treat me in such an unprofessional manner.
‘I did not encourage or consent to Mr Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me or grabbing my backside. I was there covering the event as a professional member of the press.
‘Kissing a woman on her lips without her consent and grabbing her is not acceptable.
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What was Pulev thinking at the end of this interview? 🙈#boxing #PulevDinu pic.twitter.com/JvsMT1v4rt
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‘Later that night a friend invited me to an after party. There was an opportunity to interview more fighters and so I decided to go. Mr Pulev did not join until the very end of the night. He acted like nothing happened, but at the end of the party, he asked me to remove the kiss from the interview.
‘I did not remove it, but I posted it, because I wanted people to see what he had done to me. I wanted him to be accountable. I did not want him to get away with it.
‘What he did to me was disgusting. I felt humiliated and no woman should be treated this way. Mr Pulev and I were not friends, and were not in a romantic relationship. He had no right to kiss me.
‘I contacted Gloria Allred because I felt she could help impose consequences on Mr Pulev for what he did to me.’
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