Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar denies rape allegation

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Neymar, 27, has been accused of raping a woman in Paris on May 15

Neymar has denied an accusation that he raped a woman in Paris.

A leaked police report filed in Sao Paulo reveals the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the French capital.

Neymar plays his club football for French giants PSG

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Neymar plays his club football for French giants PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has sought to prove his innocence by posting what he says is an exchange of WhatsApp messages between the pair.

The 27-year-old is currently training with Brazil ahead of the Copa America in his homeland, which begins on June 14.

According to police documents, the unnamed woman got to know Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris.

Neymar, whose full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, provided her with a flight ticket as well as a reservation at a luxury hotel in the city.

The woman alleged he was ‘apparently drunk’ when he came to the hotel on May 15.

The police report then says after conversation and embraces “at some point, Neymar became aggressive, and through violence, engaged in sexual intercourse against the will of the victim.”

The woman didn’t report the alleged incident to French police because she was “emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country”. She returned to Brazil two days later.

After the accusations became public, Neymar’s management called them “unjust…and above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation.”

Neymar is currently preparing for Brazil’s Copa America campaign which begins later this month

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Neymar is currently preparing for Brazil’s Copa America campaign which begins later this month

The statement also said the footballer had been the “victim of an attempted extortion” and “evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape will be submitted to the police authorities.”

He took to Instagram to address the allegations in a seven-minute video.

The caption on the post read (in Portuguese): “Due to extortion, I’m being forced to expose my life and my family..”

Speaking in Portuguese, the footballer said: “I’m very upset but from now on I’ll expose or tell all about what happened with that girl. It was an intimate thing but I have to open myself up to prove that nothing exceptional happened.

“What happened that day was a relationship between a man and a woman, within four walls, like with any couple. And the next day nothing much happened. We kept exchanging messages. She asked me for a souvenir for [her child].”


He also showed what he claims to be a long series of WhatsApp messages with the woman, including photographs of her in her underwear.

He says he had to make them public to “prove that nothing really happened”.

Neymar’s father, Neymar dos Santos, leapt to his son’s defence, telling Brazilian media that it was ‘a trap’.

The PSG man has been stripped of his captaincy for the Brazil national team following recent disciplinary issues.



French football authorities handed him a three-match ban for hitting a fan following PSG’s defeat in the final of the Coupe de France against Rennes last month.

He was also reportedly involved in a dressing room brawl.



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