Neymar facing investigation after publishing videos and images of alleged rape accuser

Neymar.

Neymar is facing a new police probe after defending himself against rape allegations by publishing videos and pictures of his alleged accuser.

The PSG forward uploaded a string of WhatsApp photos and messages from his alleged victim on Sunday in an attempt to show the claims were a “set-up.”

Neymar’s management team called the allegations “an attempted extortion.

But his bid to clear his name appeared to have caused him fresh problems on Monday as police confirmed they had launched a probe into his publication of the sensitive material, which included images of the unnamed 26-year-old women in her underwear.

The investigation is being led by a specialist Cyber Crime Unit in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Neymar’s accuser claims the 27-year-old footballer flew her from Brazil to a hotel in Paris after they met through Instagram.

She alleges he arrived at the hotel on May 15 “drunk” and after conversation and embraces, “became aggressive and through violence, engaged in sexual intercourse against the will of the victim”, according to a police document.

Neymar responded with a seven-minute video on his Instagram page which has sparked the new police probe in which he said: “Due to extortion I’m being forced to expose my life and my family.

Neymar in action for PSG.

“I’m sharing everything and the entire conversation that I had with the woman, all of our private moments.

“It was a trap and I ended up falling for it.”

The footballer’s representatives accused a Sao Paulo-based lawyer of attempting to extort money from the former Barcelona forward.

Neymar Santos, the soccer star’s dad as well as his agent, said: “My son can be accused of many things, but I know what kind of man he is. It’s clear that this was a trap.”


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