Brazilian police questioned Neymar for 5 hours on Thursday over allegations he raped a girl he met via social media in a Paris lodge final month — expenses he has denied.
“The reality seems eventually,” the world’s most costly footballer, who walked on crutches after injuring his proper ankle in a pre-Copa America pleasant in opposition to Qatar final week that compelled him out of South America’s showcase event, informed reporters.
The footballer, aged 27, arrived on the police station shortly earlier than 4:00 pm native time (1900 GMT) and left at round 9:00 pm.
Neymar’s look comes after Brazilian police stated Thursday they’d filed a defamation go well with in opposition to his rape accuser for insinuating the power was corrupt.
Throughout an interview with tv channel SBT this week, Najila Trindade stated: “The police are purchased, aren’t they? Or am I loopy?”, in response to questions over the police investigation of an alleged theft of a pill system from her dwelling that contained a brief video she claims has conclusive proof she was assaulted.
The ugly affair has dominated headlines in Brazil because it prepares to host the Copa America and tarnished the festive environment forward of Friday’s opening sport between the Selecao and Bolivia.
Neymar, who performs for Paris Saint-Germain, beforehand gave an announcement to Rio de Janeiro police over WhatsApp messages posted on his Instagram account that featured intimate photographs of Trindade.
He informed police that an assistant and a technician have been chargeable for sharing the messages and photographs, TV Globo reported beforehand.
Greater than 60 p.c of Brazilians imagine Neymar is harmless, in accordance with a latest ballot of two,071 individuals final week.
Solely 14 p.c suppose he’s responsible, Parana Pesquisas stated.