Neymar has been accused of rape by a woman in Paris and he has strongly denied the accusation, stating it was a set-up
According to a police report filed in São Paulo, the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the French capital, where Neymar plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG).
Neymar’s management put out a statement saying the footballer “completely repudiated” the accusation.
The footballer’s management said:
“We completely repudiate the unjust accusations and, above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation.”
The footballer’s father, Neymar dos Santos, told Band TV in Brazil on Saturday that “it is clear that it was a trap”.
“If public opinion is not cleared up, and if we can’t show the truth rapidly, this will snowball. If we have to show Neymar’s WhatsApps and the conversations with this girl, we will,” he added.
According to the police report, the unnamed woman told investigators in Sao Paulo that she met Neymar on Instagram.
She claimed he then suggested they meet in Paris, where he plays for Paris St Germain (PSG).
Neymar’s assistant sent her plane tickets and on May 15 she checked in to the Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe, according to her account.
The Sofitel hotel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The woman told police that Neymar arrived at the hotel that night “apparently drunk,” and that they talked and “caressed.”
“However, at some point, Neymar became aggressive, and through violence, practised sexual intercourse against the will of the victim,” the police report says.
The woman told police she returned home to Brazil two days later without telling French police about the alleged rape.
She said this was because she was “emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country,” according to the report.
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