Brazilian police close the investigation for violation against Neymar


The Prosecutor’s Office has 15 days to appeal the decision on the PSG soccer player and the Brazilian team that was denounced by a model

The police of São Paulo has decided to close this Monday the investigation for violation against Neymar, 27, a player of the French PSG and the Brazilian national team, because he has not found any evidence of crime. A commissioner of the women’s defense area has been in charge of the investigations in relation to the complaint presented by the Brazilian model Najila de Souza, at the end of May, in which she accused the player of having raped her in a hotel in Paris two weeks before. The Prosecutor’s Office has 15 days to appeal the police file.

Investigators found many contradictions in the complainant’s account, reports the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper. She filed the lawsuit once she returned to Brazil from France. The first and the second lawyer who assumed the defense of the model abandoned her days later alleging the inconsistencies of the woman.

The versions of the footballer and the model agree that they met through a social network, that he paid her a flight to Paris and went to the hotel where she was staying. From there the stories differ. She reported that the footballer assaulted her and raped her in the hotel room after she demanded that she use a condom. The athlete said in a video the day after the complaint that the sexual relationship was consented. The footballer’s father pointed to an extortion attempt.

The accusation of rape shook the last days of preparation for Canarinha before the Copa América, which Neymar did not dispute because he broke an ankle during a friendly against Qatar on June 5. And Mastercard canceled an advertising campaign with him. The police decision will be a relief for the player who wants to leave the PSG but does not get any team to pay what the Parisian club asks, which paid 222 million euros for the player, who wants to go to Barça.

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