Neymar’s father and agent, Neymar dos Santos, has come out to call the rape allegation a “set-up.” In a local television interview, Neymar’s dad roughly said, “If public opinion is not cleared up, and if we can’t show the truth rapidly, this will snowball.
If we have to show Neymar’s WhatsApp and the conversations with this girl, we will, because it is clear that it was a trap.”
Brazilian soccer star Neymar has been accused of rape and the alleged victim has gone to authorities in Brazil to file a report according to multiple outlets.
AP says they’ve obtained a police report filed Friday in Sao Paulo, in which the unnamed woman claims to have been raped by Neymar on May 15 at a hotel in Paris. She alleges that after exchanging messages on Instagram, a representative for Neymar’s soccer team Paris Saint-Germain F.C. bought her a plane ticket and booked her a room.
She reportedly went on to tell police that around 8 PM that night, Neymar came to the room seemingly drunk and forceful sex with her.
Neymar’s reps have not responded for comment at this point. He’s currently in Brazil preparing the Copa America, which kicks off next week.