Phil Costa

Neymar accused of rape in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been accused of rape after an official police report was filed in São Paulo.

According to UOL, the alleged incident took place on May 15 in Paris.

The woman – who has opted to keep her identity private – organised to meet Neymar through social media networks.

According to her statement, she stayed at the Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triumphe Hotel and met the Brazilian at 8pm local time.

Neymar would then arrive “apparently drunk”. “They began to talk, they exchanged caresses, but at a certain moment, Neymar became aggressive and, through violence, practiced sexual intercourse,” the document said.

In her testimony, the woman claims to have left Paris on May 17 and was “emotionally shaken and afraid to record the facts in another country.”

Neymar and his staff, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, have yet to comment on the allegation.