Neymar arrives at police station in a wheelchair for questioning after rape accusation

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Brazil football star, Neymar arrived at a police station in Rio last night for questioning over claims he raped a woman in a Paris hotel.

Instagram model Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, 26, accused the Paris Saint Germain forward last month of raping her at a hotel in Paris.

In a recent interview, she said ‘He was aggressive, totally different than the boy that I got to know on the messages.

‘Since I really wanted to be with him I said, OK, I’m going to try to handle this,’ she said.

After some kissing and caressing ‘he started to hit me … then he began to hurt me a lot, and I asked him to stop because it hurt.’

According to Trindade, Neymar apologized, but then continued hurting her while they had sex.

Neymar admitted meeting with Trindade but vociferously denies rape, saying the entire encounter was consensual.

The 27-year-old arrived at the station in a wheelchair having recently suffered an ankle injury while playing for Brazil against Qatar in a friendly match.

The football star, whose full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior,  was escorted by three men as he hobbled into the building in Rio de Janeiro with a crowd of fans and onlookers including the Press pictured outside the Police station.

It has also been revealed that his accuser, Trindade was handed a £5,000 fine by a Brazilian court just one day before she made the allegation.

According to Brazilian news website GP1, De Souza, she served with an eviction order by the court ordered to pay a debt of 26,712 Brazilian Reais (£5,000) on May 14 – just one day before she came forward with the rape allegations. The fine was imposed because of unpaid rent and was said to have been comprised of three months of rent and legal fees.

Other media outlets in Brazil also claimed she is currently engaged in a court case with the Pan American School of Arts who sued her over a debt of 4,160 Reais (£800).

Police in Neymar’s home country of Brazil have launched a rape investigation after Trindade filed charges there earlier this month.

Source: Linda Ikeji


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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