By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attempts by Brazil’s soccer star Neymar, to defend himself against rape allegations, may be backfiring. The Paris Saint-Germain player tried to defend himself by releasing a seven-minute Instagram video with messages and pictures of his accuser. But in doing so, say some prosecutors, Neymar committed a crime, punishable by one to five years in jail.

A Brazilian law sanctioned in September of 2018 criminalizes the act of offering, exchanging, making available, transmitting, distributing, publishing or divulging, by photography, video or other audiovisual means, sex scenes, nudity or . . .

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