Fine has been extended for the Bulgarian boxer who kissed a female reporter without her consent during a taped interview in Costa Mesa California on March 23, 2019.
A female reporter from Vegas Sports Daily, Jennifer Ravalo , had conducted interview with heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev after he knocked out Romanian boxer Bogdan Dinu at the Orange County Convention Center.
As can be seen on the video, the boxer was answering questions from the reporter and he suddenly grabbed her face and lunged forward with a forced kiss toward the end of the interview.
During the interview, Ravalo asked Pulev about the match before posing a question about his plans for future fighting.
“So if Tyson Fury gets through Tom Schwartz, do you think you should have a shot?” she asks.
Pulev replies “yes” before grabbing Ravalo’s face and forcefully kissed her lips.
“I was immediately shocked and embarrassed, and I did not know how to respond,” Ravalo told reporters.
Ravalo, 40, said the assault didn’t end there. She alleged that Pulev assaulted her again when she went to put her belongings inside 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,” she said.
“I did not encourage or consent to Kubrat Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me or grabbing my backside,” she said.
Pulev denied any wrongdoing, saying he was just “elated” after winning the match. He claimed that he and Ravalo are “friends”. Ravalo denied any friendship with him, saying that it would still not justify his actions.
Kubrat Pulev was thereafter, suspended by the California State Athletic commission for his actions. Jennifer Ravalo (known as Jenny SuShe) further filed a lawsuit through her attorney, attorney Gloria Allred.
Meanwhile, fine has been extended for the 37-year old boxer. He must complete a sexual harassment course and pay a $2,500 fine before officials will consider lifting his suspension. The California Athletic Commission said he can reapply to have his boxing license reinstated if he meets the conditions by July 22.
The lawsuit filed by Jennifer Ravalo continues.
Watch the video below