The Brazilian soccer star has been accused of sexual assault.
According to new police reports, soccer star Neymar Jr. has been accused of rape by an unidentified Brazilian woman.
The woman alleges that Neymar attacked her in a hotel in Paris where he plays for the Paris Saint-Germain squad. According to the victim, she began to connect with Neymar through Instagram with one of his personnel booking a flight and hotel room for her to meet the professional soccer player.
The report, filed in Sao Paolo, says that Neymar showed up drunk to the woman's hotel room on the night of May 15th, alleging that Neymar and the woman "touched each other, but in a given moment Neymar became aggressive and, with violence, had sexual intercourse against the victim’s will."
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The woman states that she failed to file a report while in Paris because she was in shock following the alleged attack. However, the player's father and agent Neymar da Silva Santos Sr. maintains that the accusations are false and that the woman planned to "trap" his son.
“This is a tough moment. If public opinion is not cleared up, and if we can’t show the truth rapidly, this will snowball," Neymar, Sr. told TV Band. "If we have to show Neymar’s WhatsApp and the conversations with this girl, we will, because it is clear that it was a trap."
In a statement issued on Neymar's official site, the star's management issueda statement that denies all allegations on Neymar's behalf, even alluding to an alleged extortion attempt.
“Although he was surprised by the news, the facts were already known to the player and his staff, considering that a few days ago he was the victim of an attempted extortion, practised by a lawyer from Sao Paulo who said he represented the interests of the alleged victim,” reads the statement. "The player’s lawyers were immediately notified and have since taken all appropriate steps. We completely repudiate the unjust accusations and, above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation."