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Neymar accused of sexual assault in Paris
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Neymar accused of sexual assault in Paris

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São Paulo, June 2: The Brazilian football star, Neymar, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Paris.According to a police report filed in São Paulo, the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the city where Neymar plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG).

There has been no response to the allegation from the footballer or his representatives, said a BBC News report on Sunday. Neymar is now in Brazil training with the national team for the Copa América.

According to police documents, the woman- who has not been named - got to know Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris. He provided her with an air ticket from Brazil to France and a reservation at the Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe.

When Neymar came to the hotel on May 15, he was "apparently drunk," the woman alleges. After conversation and embraces, "at some point, Neymar became aggressive, and through violence, engaged in sexual intercourse against the will of the victim," the police document states.

The woman returned to Brazil two days later without reporting the alleged incident to French police because she was "emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country," the document continues.

The footballer's father, Neymar dos Santos, told Band TV in Brazil on Saturday that "it is clear that it was a trap". "If public opinion is not cleared up, and if we can't show the truth rapidly, this will snowball. If we have to show Neymar's WhatsApps and the conversations with this girl, we will," he added.

The 27-year-old forward has been stripped of the captaincy of Brazil, following recent disciplinary issues. French football authorities banned Neymar for three matches after he hit a fan following PSG's defeat by Rennes in the Coupe de France final last month.(UNI)