Neymar breaks silence on alleged rape in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar has denied accusations of rape contained in a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters.

The PSG star said he had been the victim of an extortion attempt by a lawyer claiming to represent the woman he is alleged to have assaulted, NAN reports.

The accusation was the latest blow for the Brazilian, who last month was stripped of the captaincy of the national team and has seen his international reputation suffer amid incidents of indiscipline.

The woman alleged that Neymar had drunkenly assaulted her this month at an upmarket hotel in the French capital, where he plays for the Paris St Germain club.

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A statement issued by Neymar’s management on his website (www.neymaroficial.com) said the 27-year-old forward completely repudiated the allegations.

“Although, he was surprised by the news, the facts were already known to the player and his staff.

“Considering that a few days ago he was the victim of an attempted extortion, practiced by a lawyer from Sao Paulo who said he represented the interests of the alleged victim,” read the statement.

“The player’s lawyers were immediately notified and have since taken all appropriate steps.

“We completely repudiate the unjust accusations and, above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation.

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“All evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape will be submitted to the police authorities in a timely manner.”

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