The Brazilian football star Neymar has not taken the allegations of rape against him lightly and has come out in public and denying charges. He then went on to show the private Whatsapp conversation with the accuser showing it was all mutual and is now an act of extortion.
According to the police report, the unnamed woman told investigators in Sao Paulo that she met Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris. 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 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.
After Neymar’s father denied the allegations and alleged the girl of attempted extortion, Neymar took to social media to speak in his own defence and released text conversations of himself with the girl.
“I am being accused of rape and a very big thing is happening at the moment. It was extremely disheartening to hear the news because you know my character. I would never do such a thing,” Neymar said in the video.
“The truth is totally contrary to what they say. I’m very upset at this moment, but from now on I’m going to expose all the conversations I had with the girl, all our moments. It is necessary to expose in order to prove that nothing much really happened.
“There was a relationship between a man and a woman between four walls. On the next day nothing happened. We keep exchanging messages. She asked me for a souvenir for her daughter and I was going to take it. And now, such an accusation.”
The first messages in the video by Neymar are dated March 11. The video also includes multiple erotic photos and messages he says he exchanged with the complainant. The last date of message in the video is of May 16, a day after she has reported that she met him in Paris. But there is no reference to the alleged crime.
“This not only spoils my image, but has to do with what I am and who I am. I am here openly telling you that I am very upset, but I have to prove what is true. I’m very much exposing the things that happened between us. I think now is the exact time for everyone to find out what happened and it’s bad to put me in this place too.
“It’s very sad to know that the world is like this, there are people who want to take advantage of the fact that we’re here – other people. Really, really.
“It is painful but since they put me in the situation, I’m explaining to you here. I have a video of more than 3 minutes so that it is clear, look at the messages and see what really happened. With much sadness and pain in my heart, that I made this video,” Neymar concluded.