Former Barcelona forward, Neymar Jr. has denied alligations of rape issued in a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters.
Neymar said he’s a victim of an extortion attempt by a lawyer alleging to represent the lady he was reported to have been assaulted, NAN reports.
The new accusation against the PSG star comes a big blow after he last was month, stripped of the captaincy of his country for mischief.
The lady reported that Neymar had drunkenly assaulted her this month at an upmarket hotel in the French capital, Paris.
However, the players management via his website, (www.neymaroficial.com) alleged that 27-year-old forward completely rejected the allegations.
“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.
“All evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape will be submitted to the police authorities in a timely manner.”