The woman who accused Brazilian football star Neymar of rape has reportedly been dropped by the law firm representing her because of contradictions in her story. The latest twist in the case emerged last night after the woman threatened to release a video of the alleged attack to the media to ‘ruin’ the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s career.
She is also said to have revealed in a heated exchange that she ‘should have killed the player when she had the chance’.
The Fernandes e Abreu law firm say their client initially told them she had had consensual sex with Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, in a Paris hotel in May and that he then became violent and assaulted her, DailyMail Reports.
But the Rio de Janeiro-based lawyers said that in the official complaint the woman gave to the Brazilian police on May 31, she ‘described what had happened as “rape”, which is a completely different allegation’.
Throughout their dealings with the woman, Fernandes and Abreu said she confirmed that the sexual relationship with Neymar was consensual. It has since rescinded its contract with the alleged victim.
Her representatives said they decided to withdraw their services after their ethical standards were compromised by the woman’s behaviour, according to reports on Brazilian Globo TV.
They advised her that to avoid a court case it would be better to strike a deal with Neymar’s legal team because the process could be ‘long and drawn out.
However the accuser refused to accept these terms and claimed she wanted to get ‘maximum’ coverage by releasing the ‘damning’ video.
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