Neymar Accused of Raping Woman in Paris, but Denies any Wrongdoing

A statement issued by Neymar’s management on his website said the 27-year-old completely repudiated the allegations, saying he had been the victim of an extortion attempt by a lawyer claiming to represent the woman he is alleged to have assaulted.

By Newsfeed/Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A woman has accused Brazil soccer player Neymar of raping her in Paris, according to a São Paulo police report, alleging that the world-renowned sports star drunkenly assaulted her at an up-market hotel in the French capital.

According to a complaint filed with São Paulo police and reported by the UOL and GloboEsporte websites, the Paris Saint-Germain star is accused of “using violence to have sex with the victim without her consent”, charges that the player’s father slammed as attempted blackmail.

The accusation was the latest blow . . .

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