Neymar, the soccer star who is one of the world’s best-paid and well-known athletes, has been accused of rape by a woman in São Paulo, Brazil. The woman filed a complaint with the Brazilian police over the incident, which she said happened in a Paris hotel room.
The details of the accusation are contained in a police report seen by The New York Times and first reported by news media outlets in Neymar’s native Brazil.
A few hours after details of the case against him were made public, Neymar posted a video on his Instagram and Facebook pages in which he denied he’d done anything improper and accused the woman of trying to extort him. He also posted a series of messages — which included a number of intimate photos of the woman — that he had exchanged with the accuser.
The last messages were sent a day after the alleged assault. And the alleged victim’s name is briefly visible in Neymar’s feed.