Neymar Rape Case: Model Najila Trindade Charged With Extortion, Fraud by Brazilian Police
Prosecutors had in August dropped the rape case against Neymar due to a lack of evidence.
Neymar was accused of raping Najila Trindade in a Paris hotel room in May, but he alleged the encounter was consensual. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Sao Paulo: Police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo said on Tuesday they had indicted the woman who accused soccer star Neymar of rape, charging her with fraud, extortion and slander, in what could be a major relief for the Paris Saint Germain striker.
The former Brazil captain was accused of raping Najila Trindade in a Paris hotel room in May, but he alleged the encounter was consensual and prosecutors said in August they were dropping the case against him due to a lack of evidence.
Sao Paulo state police also said in a statement on Tuesday they were indicting Trindade's former husband, Estivens Alves, on fraud charges.
The BBC reported Trindade's lawyer as saying the indictment had taken him by surprise and that his client rejected the accusations.
The case received worldwide attention and posed sponsorship headaches for Neymar, as well as hurting his international career.
The former Barcelona and Santos forward always denied the accusations against him and released private chats and lurid photos he had exchanged with Trindade.
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