A lady has blamed Brazilian footballer Neymar for assaulting her in Paris, as per a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters, asserting that the incredibly famous games star unsteadily attacked her at an upmarket lodging in the French capital.
The allegation was the most recent blow for the Brazilian, who not long ago was deprived of the captaincy of the national group and has seen his worldwide notoriety endure during episodes of indiscipline.
Neymar’s delegates did not promptly react to a solicitation for input. The Globo site, which initially announced the news, said a delegate for Neymar declined to remark, anticipating subtleties of the charges.
Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr, said in a local TV interview: “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 WhatsApp and the conversations with this girl, we will, because it is clear that it was a trap.”
He added that they were living “difficult moments”.
According to the police report, the unnamed woman told investigators in Sao Paulo that she had met Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris, where he plays for Paris St Germain.
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, practiced 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 because she was “emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country,” according to the report.
Neymar is currently in Brazil, training with the national team ahead of this month’s Copa America.
Last week, the country’s football federation replaced him as captain for the tournament with his Paris St Germain team-mate Dani Alves.
Last month May, Neymar was banned for three matches by the French football authorities for hitting a fan after PSG’s French Cup final loss to Rennes and was also reportedly involved in a dressing-room fracas with his PSG teammates.
Paris St Germain did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Brazil’s football federation (CBF) declined to comment.