PSG star, Neymar has denied claim he raped a woman he met on Instagram in a Paris hotel, calling it all a setup.
As we earlier reported, Neymar, has been accused of violently raping a woman he met on Instagram, at a hotel in Paris.
The events was said to have taken place on 15 May at the Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe hotel in Paris.
The lady claimed to have met the former Barcelona player through Instagram, before he raped her in an hotel
“He became aggressive and used violence to have sex with the victim without her consent,” the police document said.
Neymar has now come out to personally deny the allegations, in a video posted on his social media page, the footballer denied the claims, stating that it is a setup. He said in the video;
“Anyone who knows me, knows of my behaviour, knows that I would never do something like that.”
That wasn’t all, the video also included intimate images and WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later.
“There was a relationship between a man and a woman between four walls,” he said, adding that “the next day nothing happened”.
“I hope investigators read the messages and see what happened.”
Watch the video below;
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.
Going another step to prove his innocence, the players management posted a statement on his website, stating that Neymar is simply a victim of blackmail.
The statement read;
“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,”
“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.
“All evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape will be submitted to the police authorities in a timely manner.”
The woman told police about the incident when she returned home to Brazil, saying she did not report it in Paris because she was “emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country”.
PSG have not commented on the allegation, nor has the hotel where it is said to have taken place.