WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Brazilian soccer star Neymar was accused of raping 26-year-old model Najila Trindade after she refused to have unprotected sex.
- Wanting to prove it was a set-up, the athlete posted messages and photos of his rape accuser on social media without her permission — a possible violation of online privacy.
- He was questioned by the Rio de Janeiro police for nearly two hours on Thursday evening regarding his actions.
Brazilian soccer star Neymar was accused of raping 26-year-old model Najila Trindade in a Paris hotel room on May 15 after she refused to have unprotected sex with him. She claimed that he also repeatedly hit her.
Trindade had filed an official complaint last Friday and made her first public statement in a Brazilian TV station on Thursday. She recounted, “I said: ‘Stop it, stop it, stop it.’ He did not communicate, he just acted.”
A video showing Neymar and Trindade physically fighting in a hotel room had circulated on social media late Wednesday. The 45-second footage seems to have been secretly recorded, however, and it’s still unknown how or when it was captured.
Neymar’s father and agent, Neymar da Silva Santos, remarked that the video only proves that his son was set up.
Meanwhile, Trindade pointed out in her TV interview, “I wouldn’t expose myself this way to take money from Neymar. There is no logic, there is no sense.”
Wanting to prove it was a set-up, Neymar posted messages and photos of his rape accuser on social media without her permission — a possible violation of online privacy.
His actions sparked a cybercrimes investigation by the Rio de Janeiro police, who questioned the Paris Saint-Germain forward for nearly two hours on Thursday evening.
As he left the police headquarters, he told reporters, “I only want to thank the support and messages that everybody sent.” He was still using crutches because of an injured ankle.
Neymar is expected to speak to Sao Paulo authorities in the next few days, while Trindade is scheduled to provide her testimony there on Friday.
Source: New York Post