Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar have been accused of rape by a woman he reportedly met through Instagram.
Brazilian publication UOL Sport says In the document, sighted by MandyNews.com, the accusation is that Neymar met the woman through the Instagram. After a conversation, it was agreed, through a friend of the player, called Gallo, that she would receive passage and lodging to travel to France to meet Neymar.
According to the report, she stayed from May 15 at the Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe and at around 8pm Neymar would have arrived drunk at the hotel.
After exchanges of caresses the woman accused Neymar of being aggressive and, through violence, practiced sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim. She said in her testimony that she returned to Brazil on May 17 and that she was emotionally shaken and afraid to record the occurrence.
See Whatsapp Chat Between Neymar And Rape Accuser
Neymar took to his Instagram page to deny allegations of rape from a female acquaintance he had relations with, that he took to his social media page to show 18+ chats he had with her just to clear his name.
Neymar posted a long video on his Instagram page, in which he denied all the accusations against him, claimed to be a victim of extortion, lamented the pain caused to him and his family, and shared WhatsApp messages with the alleged victim, including racy photos she sent him.
“I’m being accused of rape,” he says in the video. “Whoever knows me, knows of my character and my nature, and knows that I would never do a thing like that … What happened is exactly the opposite of what they’re saying.”
His representatives directed Reuters to their official statement, accusing a Sao Paulo lawyer purportedly representing the victim of trying to extort the soccer star. Reuters was unable to determine the identity of the lawyer or to seek comment on the extortion allegation.
Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr., said earlier in a local TV interview that his son needed to move quickly to clean his name or risk the situation snowballing.
“If we have to show Neymar’s WhatsApps and the conversations with this girl, we will, because it is clear that it was a trap,” he said, adding they were living “difficult moments.”