Video Shows Israeli Soccer Player Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman by the Forward

Video Shows Israeli Soccer Player Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman

A video apparently shows an Israeli soccer player sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

Antony Varenne, a forward for Beitar Jerusalem, can be seen in the video performing sex acts on the woman, who was passed out. He and other men in the video appear to be mocking her. The other men in the room have not been identified. It appears to have been filmed before Varenne joined Beitar, several years ago.

Varenne apologized to his teammates in an interview with Mako News, saying he was “embarrassed and sorry. I made a mistake.”

The Israeli Football Association has not sought to bring Varenne in for a disciplinary hearing, instead saying in a statement, “we expect soccer players, and everyone else, to behave properly and with respect.” Beitar Jerusalem also said it would take no action against Varenne.

Michal Rozin, a member of the left-wing Meretz party, called the IFA’s response “quibbling.”

“Worse, the team not only did not produce a proper condemnation, they announced that [Varenne] would play on Saturday,” Rozin said.

Contact Ari Feldman at feldman@forward.com or on Twitter @aefeldman

Israeli Soccer Player Sexually Assaults Woman In Video

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Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. He covers Jewish religious organizations, synagogue life, anti-Semitism and the Orthodox world. If you have any tips, you can email him at feldman@forward.com. Follow him on Twitter @aefeldman.

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