Paris Saint-Germain of France attacker, Neymar is facing investigation in his home country Brazil, over rape allegations levelled against him by a lady in the soccer-crazy South American nation.
Although he is currently with the national team, ahead of Copa America, to be preceded by a stretch of friendlies, the first against Qatar on June 5 in Brasilia, Neymar is bound to face distractions, as the ex-Barcelona of Spain star has been accused of sexual assault by a Brazilian woman.
According to Eric Frosio of L’Équipe, the woman filed a complaint in Sao Paulo, Brazil, alleging that the forward offered to fly her to Paris, then arrived at her hotel room drunk.
After some flirting, Neymar, who was said to have been at the birthday of fellow Brazilian PSG star, Marquinhos that night, allegedly became aggressive and initiated sex against her will.
An investigation into the allegation is now on in Brazil, but Neymar’s father publicly denied the accusation, claiming that his son was extorted over the matter and that the victim allegedly forged evidence.
The star echoed those claims with an Instagram post later, saying he was being extorted and sharing multiple WhatsApp messages as evidence.
“There was a relationship between a man and a woman between four walls. On the next day nothing happened.
“I hope investigators read the messages and see what happened,” Neymar said.