Brazilian police file defamation suit against woman in Neymar rape case
SAU PAULO – Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape, after she insinuated the force was corrupt.
During an interview with television channel SBT, Najila Trindade said: “The police are bought, aren’t they? Or am I crazy?”
The police filed a complaint, issuing a statement on Thursday defending its “absolute transparency, neutrality and impartiality”.
On Tuesday, Trindade had seen a third lawyer drop her case as Danilo Garcia de Andrade said he was no longer representing her.
The lawyer wanted to see the content of a seven-minute video filmed during the model’s second meeting with the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Trindade maintains the recording – a few seconds of which have been leaked on social media – includes conclusive evidence that she was assaulted.
The accusation against Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has grabbed headlines in Brazil, which is currently hosting the Copa America, a tournament the 26-year-old is missing due to an ankle injury.
Trindade filed the complaint against Neymar on May 31, saying he assaulted her after inviting her to visit him in Paris.AFP